Kenny will play at the 9:30 and 11am services.
Kenny will play in the Sunday am service.
Kenny will play at both the 9am and 11am services.
Kenny Thacker is a musician and storyteller. His favorite genres are Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country…the stuff you’d hear on the front porch. Kenny is preparing to release his new CD this winter, the Front Porch project. Clay Hess is a Grammy award winner who first burst upon the national bluegrass music scene as the red-hot flat-picking guitarist with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. With his awesome speed and tasty sense of syncopation, Hess has established himself as one of the top flat-pickers in the business. And how we know them… We are blessed that Kenny Thacker is our Dad! He currently resides in Texas and is in town for a visit. Kenny and Clay Hess are good friends. Clay lives not too far from us in Ohio, so a visit from Dad is also a great opportunity to get the two together for some amazing talent, beautiful music, and great laughs. Yep, you’ll laugh. Please join us! Just stop on by our home for a casual night together. Kenny Thacker’s concerts support his ministry, Sound Word. “Know the way…go the way…show the way”. Donations are appreciated, but not necessary this night. We’re simply looking forward to an opportunity to visit with old friends and make new friends over music and laughter. Children are welcome. Justin & Christine Smalley
Sounds Like: Allison Krauss, Buddy Greene Music, Ron Block of Alison Krauss and Union Station, Clay Hess
Bio: The music Kenny Thacker heard from his cradle was likely Grandpa whistling a Carter Family tune from the living room. When you were born into a Kentucky Bluegrass family like Kenny, music was what you did…evenings, weekends, at every family gathering, through the holidays, and more often than no...See Full Bio
"Thacker, who takes care of lead vocals and plays guitar throughout the album, is joined by a talented group of musicians for this project. The band includes Clay Hess (guitar and mandolin), Ron Block (guitar and banjo), Shad Cobb (clawhammer banjo), Tim Crouch (fiddle), Byron House (bass), and Buddy Greene (harmonica). Several members of the Cox Family provided harmony vocals, as well. Fans of traditional bluegrass should certainly enjoy On the Front Porch. Thacker has done a nice job of updating these old songs just enough to make them fresh, but still preserve their classic sound. Even though the tunes are almost all familiar ones, there’s nothing wrong with tradition."