The Kentucky Folklife Program is excited to welcome 2001 NEA National Heritage Fellow Eddie Pennington and his son, Alonzo Pennington, to the cabin on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. for this semester’s Pioneer Cabin Concert.

Recognized among his peers as one of the best living thumb-style guitarists, Eddie plays in the style of Western Kentucky’s own Merle Travis.

Hear Eddie play and explain the Muhlenberg County style in this video from the Kentucky Arts Council:

No tickets are needed for this performance, although seating is extremely limited. Please email us at to reserve a spot by February 27. There is a $10 entrance fee charged at the door to cover costs. Children 13 and younger do not need to pay, but please include them in your reservations.


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