Kentucky Just Us, a family bluegrass band from Greensburg, will be performing at the next Grayson County Bluegrass Opry show on Saturday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Judicial Building, third floor, at 125 East White Oak St. in Leitchfield. Admission to the show is free. Guests are reminded to use the back entrance to the building and ride the elevator to the top floor.
The Kentucky Just Us band has been performing since October of 2014. The group showcases tight harmonies, heartwarming lyrics, and a fresh sound that is all their own. The band’s music is primarily influenced by bluegrass, but also includes the sounds of old-time country and gospel music. The group has performed at the Texas Troubadour Theater and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, the Woodsongs Old Time Radio and TV Show in Lexington, and the Branson, Missouri Bluegrass Show, as well as many other music events throughout the state of Kentucky. Kentucky Just Us features three teenage performers including 17-year old John Paul Meador, who plays guitar and sings; 16-year-old Kacey O’Neal, who plays fiddle and sings; and 14-year-old banjo player Jesse Meador who also sings. The bass player is Shelane O’Neal, and her husband, Terry O’Neal, plays guitar and sometimes keyboard, as well as serving as the group’s manager. The newest performer in the group is 7-year-old Caleb O’Neal who plays mandolin, guitar, and dulcimer.
Also appearing at the May 20 Bluegrass Opry show will be a band from Hardinsburg known as Into the Blue, as well as the Morgantown family band, Becky and the Butler County Boys.