Live Bluegrass Show “Showdown” Open to the Public

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Lovers of bluegrass music are welcome to join the live show “Showdown” on the first Sunday of every month in the WOUB Public Media studios on the third floor of the Radio Television Building at 35 S. College Street in Athens.

Come early and watch the preparation, set up and sound check for the first performing band, which goes live on WOUB-FM at 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

Doug Fox and the Cedar Hill Bluegrass Boys from the Lancaster, Ohio area will return to do another Showdown performance of traditional bluegrass. Band members include: Doug Fox, vocals and bass; Brandon Fox, vocals and banjo; Jeff Thomas, vocals, guitar and can-jo and Jeff Pursley, vocals and mandolin.

Ma Crow and The Lady Slippers, an all female, Band from Cincinnati, Ohio, will also be featured. Band members are: Ma Crow, vocals and guitar; Margie Drees, vocals and fiddle; Vicki Abbott, vocals and bass and Trina Enig, Banjo and mandolin. This band has toured neighboring states while gathering numerous awards for their blend of old time mountain music, Americana and Traditional Bluegrass.