Smooth Kentucky found inspiration on the back of a whiskey bottle.
"The Baltimore Brewing Company used to have a bluegrass happy hour every Friday night," says guitarist/vocalist Ed Hough. "[Guitarist/vocalist Cris Jacobs] had a connection with the girl who put it on, and she told him to put together a bluegrass band. He called me up and we needed a name because the City Paper was about to go to print. We got 'smooth Kentucky' off the back of a whiskey bottle and it stuck."
It's a fitting representation for the six-piece band's blend of new grass and Grateful Dead roots.
Tune in at 8 p.m. Tuesday (with an encore broadcast at 9 a.m. Saturday) as the band performs selections from its 2009 release A Few More Miles-- and previews some new songs--during a special performance and interview recorded at The Bunker Recording Studio.
Smooth Kentucky performs at Mick O'Shea's on Friday, July 16.