Southand Drive

SOUTHLAND DRIVE is a traditional bluegrass and classic country band featuring the incredible talents of Ruth McLain on bass and vocals, Russ Farmer on guitar and vocals, Charlie Hall on banjo, Frank Godbey on Mandolin and vocals, and Samantha Cunningham on Fiddle and vocals. Traditional bluegrass and classic country music at it's finest.

The Michelle Canning Band

The Michelle Canning Band hails from the bluegrass region of Eastern, KY. Having met at Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, each band member holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in traditional music or is currently studying bluegrass at the college level. The band is fronted by New England native, Michelle Canning. Perhaps most recognized for her vibrant stage presence, Canning has toured in several states in the U.S. as well as seven different cities in the People’s Republic of China. In 2009, she became the youngest person and only female ever to earn the title of New England Banjo Champion. In addition to Canning, The Michelle Canning Band is made up of Thomas Albert (Guitar, Vocals), Samantha Cunningham (Fiddle, Vocals), and Casie Glover (Bass, Vocals).

The Canninghams

The Canninghams are a duo who make their home in Eastern Kentucky.  The duo is made up of the New England native, Michelle Canning, and the Kentucky native, Samantha Cunningham.  They met while both attending Morehead State University's Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.  Michelle Canning is currently a student of MBA program and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Traditional Music, where her focus was on Bluegrass Banjo.  Samantha Cunningham is currently a Junior and working towards achieving a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Traditional Music, where her focus is Bluegrass and Country Fiddle.   Canning and Cunningham have toured the world together in many different bands and have finally decided to share their collective repertoire with you.  The Canninghams play the musical styles of Bluegrass, Country, and Western Swing.  Both Canning and Cunningham are mulit-instramentalist and will play a mix of Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, and Fiddle.