Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2019 Homer Ledford Award

The Kentucky Folklife Program is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Homer Ledford Award through December 5th, 2018. Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been awarded to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, a mastery of instrument creation (which includes an ease of playability and set-up for superior sound quality), … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2019 Homer Ledford Award

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Doug Naselroad presented with the 2017 Homer Ledford Award!

A snap of KFP director Brent Björkman with master luthier Doug Naselroad, this year's recipient of the Homer Ledford Award. Björkman presented Naselroad with the award at this year's Kentucky Crafted: The Market, hosted by the Kentucky Arts Council (@kyartscouncil).

Winner of the 2017 Homer Ledford Award: Doug Naselroad!

Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program, based in the Department of Folk Studies & Anthropology of Western Kentucky University, has awarded the Homer Ledford Award to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of making and setting up instruments for excellent tone and playability, and who have been recognized by the communities of musicians … Continue reading Winner of the 2017 Homer Ledford Award: Doug Naselroad!

Deadline approaching for the Homer Ledford Award

It's not too late to nominate a Kentucky luthier for the Homer Ledford Award. Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been given to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of making and setting up instruments for excellent tone and playability, and who have been recognized by the communities of … Continue reading Deadline approaching for the Homer Ledford Award

Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2017 Homer Ledford Award

The Kentucky Folklife Program Homer Ledford Award – Nominee Application 2017 Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been given to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery of making and setting up instruments for excellent tone and playability, and who have been recognized by the communities of musicians they serve. … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2017 Homer Ledford Award

The Homer Ledford Award

This year the Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University is joining with the Appalachian Center at Berea College to present the Homer Ledford Award at the Annual Celebration of Traditional Music in Berea on October 17th, 2014. Since 2007, the Homer Ledford Award has been given to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, mastery … Continue reading The Homer Ledford Award