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August 11th

SONIC SUNDAYS with Wayne Graham & Ellie Ruth Band

  • Admission: FREE
  • Location: Copper & Kings
  • 1121 E. Washington St.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40206
  • Time:
    3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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SONIC SUNDAYS with Wayne Graham & Ellie Ruth Band

Copper & Kings Free Courtyard Concert Series

Doors Open at 3 pm! | Open to All | Food and Beverage Options Available

Wayne was a renaissance man. Curiosity and good hand-eye coordination are a deadly combination. He was an electrician, a locksmith, a mechanic, a coal miner, a guitarist, and a singer, but the roles that took the highest priority in his life were husband, father, brother, and son. He approached life with a laughable optimism and proved over time he was right. He made sure to be my earliest memory, and I have consulted him, wherever he is, with every major decision in my life. Over the years, I've met many strangers who knew him. Their tall tale is the same as those I've heard before. He was a legendary man with more soul than his body could hold.

Graham was the first one of his brothers to own a car. He could buy it because he started working when he was very young. When his younger brother graduated high school, he drove him to college. He left his car with him and headed home to Pine Creek.

He married my grandmother and bought a small shack on Pine Creek. They moved in in February, a logging trail covered in snow, to a shack with quarter-inch slits between the slats.
He slowly bought that mountain, acre by acre, building more rooms in his house for his growing family. He was the neighborhood farmer, old regular Baptist, Democrat, World War II vet, coal miner, romance novel patron, and Kentucky Wildcats fan. His image flashes in my periphery at least once a day, reminding me of his constant refrain when he and Mamaw kept me in my early years: "This boy is gonna make me president."

Ellie Ruth is an award winning violinist/violist/singer songwriter from Louisville KY.


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