The young Powell County, KY, musicians that make up the Wise Village Pickers and Singers love bluegrass music. Instrument lessons begin in elementary school. This segment includes an interview with young student Shelley Skidmore, who plays mandolin and sings. She says that her favorite bluegrass song is “Mule Skinner Blues,” and sings and yodels the song at a performance at the Kentucky Horse Park.
This segment was filmed a number of years ago. Today, Skidmore is a rising young singer in Nashville. You can watch a variety of segments of her on YouTube, including a clip of her performing at the Grand Ole Opry.