Hailing from the banks of the Ohio River in Owensboro, Ky, Kentucky Shine has been recognized as one of the region's strongest emerging talents. In their inaugural year the band had the privilege to perform at ROMP Music Festival, Jerusalem Ridge Festival, First City Music Festival, and the Bluegrass Beer and BBQ Festival in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
Kentucky Shine's high energy show and unique abilities on stage have allowed them multiple opportunities to perform at The Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum, and share performances with Bluegrass greats such as Dan Tyminski, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. They also won the grand prize in Owensboro's 2021 Friday Night Fight band contest and were awarded a cash prize, along with the opportunity to share a performance with Friday After Five headliners, ATCK.
In addition to their 2021 performance triumphs Kentucky Shine's original music has been featured in a documentary funded by the Paul Green Foundation, as well as released on an EP titled Leavin' Town.
Kentucky Shine's members include JB Miller (Guitar), Steven Stewart (Fiddle), Ross Clark (Bass), and Jordan Riehm (Banjo).
Each of these musicians have many different influences, and have a deep respect for Traditional Bluegrass, Western Swing, Jam Grass, Classical Music, Blues, Funk, Country, and more. These unique influences afford them the ability to bring new and innovative music to the bluegrass family while maintaining the traditional lonesome harmonies and characteristics that are unique to the Bluegrass sound