Gunpowder Creek 

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For a musical experience you're sure to enjoy, check out the authentic sounds of Gunpowder Creek. This acoustic duo combines the down home flavor of the Stanley Brothers along with the sounds of contemporary American acoustic music. Forrest Utley and Ben Pedigo have performed in Northern Kentucky and in the Cincinnati area for years and make up Gunpowder Creek.

Visitors to Main Strauss in Covington, Kentucky will remember Forrest Utley singing and performing at the Strauss House. Forrest plays guitar, harmonica and has a soulful voice reminiscent of Carter Stanley. Forrest has an original style of playing that is enjoyable and engaging for listeners. His harmony singing brings out the old time flavor of a song and also adds a unique quality to the music.

Bluegrass enthusiasts will remember Ben Pedigo as a performer on the Julia Belle Swain excursion boat. Ben has performed and recorded with Norman Blake, and toured with Bill Monroe. Ben's mandolin playing and singing are a great compliment to Forrest's vocals and guitar work. Ben also picks five string banjo.

Gunpowder Creek is great entertainment for private parties, festivals and outdoor events. Their acoustic show is sure to please all audiences and their down home style is a refreshing addition to any event.

Ben and Forrest
2013 Schedule    
June 9 Ripley Lions Club, Ripley Ohio RiverfrontPark 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
June 29 Highland County Antique Machinery Show, VFW Park, Rocky Fork Lake, with Dale Lykins 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
July 13 Eggfest, Germania Park Cincinnati 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 17 Blue Licks State Park, Mt. Olivet, KY, Revolutionary War Reenactment, Main Stage 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 25 Ohio Farmers Festival, Ripley Ohio, Main Stage 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
August 18 Revolutionary War Reenactment, Blue Licks State Park- Mt. Olivet, KY- Main Stage 4:00-5:00 p.m.
August 31 Old Timers Day, Rabbit Hash, KY, General Store 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
September 1 Utley Reunion- Park Hills, KY 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September 7-8 Old West Festival, Mt. Orab, Ohio 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. East Stage
September 14-15 Old West Festival, Mt. Orab, Ohio 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. East Stage
September 21-22 Old West Festival, Mt. Orab, Ohio 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. East Stage
September 28-29 Old West Festival, Mt. Orab, Ohio 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. East Stage
October 5-6 Old West Festival, Mt. Orab, Ohio 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. East Stage
October 7 United Methodist Church Party, West Chester 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October 19-20 Salt Festival, Big Bone State Park, Union, KY - Outdoor Stage 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All shows and times subject to change or cancellation.
Contact Forrest or Ben prior to attending an event.

Notice- due to liability issues with crowd control, gunpowder creek cannot sign autographs 10 minutes prior to or 20 minutes after a performance. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Contact Gunpowder Creek for booking information



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