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Kentucky Life features Young at Heart Big Band Music, Maple Ridge Soaps & Sundries and The Savage Radley band


Kentucky Life features Young at Heart Big Band Music, Maple Ridge Soaps & Sundries and The Savage Radley band

For Release: 03/22/19 11:54 AM

The next episode of KET’s Kentucky Life spotlights two Kentucky musical groups – Young at Heart Big Band Music and The Savage Radley – who, while performing in vastly different genres, each bring a sense of joy and purpose to their performances. The program also profiles Brooksville’s Maple Ridge Soaps & Sundries, makers of natural soaps, lip balms, emu oil and more. The episode airs Saturday, April 6 at 8/7 pm and Sunday, April 7 at 4/3 pm on KET and Monday, April 8 at 7/6 pm on KET2.

First, Kentucky Life travels to the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore to catch a performance by Young At Heart Big Bang Music. Made up of roughly twenty senior musicians from Central Kentucky, the group’s members volunteer their time to perform classics of the Big Band era for audiences at schools, churches, veterans centers, nursing homes and more – ensuring that the love and performance of Big Band and swing will live on.

Then, the program travels to Brooksville, where Maple Ridge Soaps & Sundries owner Lana Bush shares how her daughter Anna’s battle with eczema became the inspiration behind her line of natural skin care products. Bush’s soaps are made with ingredients such as goats’ milk, organic shea and cocoa butters, as well as natural oils, including apricot, almond and avocado.

“Natural products made all the difference for Anna,” Bush said.

Finally, Kentucky Life profiles Americana/Southern band The Savage Radley, helmed by western Kentucky-raised singer/songwriter Shaina Goodman, a former student at Murray State University. Influenced by what she dubs the “Murray Sound,” Goodman calls her style Delta Folk, and she views her music as a way to share stories about what’s both beautiful and challenging in the modern South.

Kentucky Life is a KET production, produced by Brandon Wickey. Segment producers for this episode are Tom Bickel, Valerie Trimble and Frank Simkonis.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications