Kentucky Shine hails from the banks of the Ohio River in Owensboro, Kentucky. The band is comprised of Jordan Wood (guitar), Steven Stewart (Fiddle), Jordan Riehm (banjo), and JB Miller (bass). Each member of this esteemed group is steeped in diverse musical influences including Traditional Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass, Blues, Western Swing, and Classical music. All of these influences allow Kentucky Shine the ability to write innovative new music while maintaining the traditional hard drive, and lonesome harmonies unique to the Bluegrass sound.
Kentucky Shine burst onto the online Bluegrass scene in February of 2020. Within their first two months of launching they gained thousands of followers across their social media platforms and gained attention from the bluegrass music community all across Kentucky. Though their start in 2020 was challenging, they had the honor to play shows with JD Wilkes, Hancock and Shouse, and Hot Bown Smackdown. Since their opening year they have had the pleasure of opening for Bluegrass legends such as Dan Tyminski and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.
Currently, Kentucky Shine is working on releasing their first EP, Leavin' Town' (available in May 2021) and have started work on their first full length album due to be released in the next year.