The Gateway Music Festival gets underway today (July 27) in Bengough. Performers include Big Sugar, Kathleen Edwards, Steven Page, Karen Golemba, Megan Nash, and the incomparable Kentucky Headhunters.
We caught up with Richard Young of the Headhunters to talk about the group and how they have evolved over the years. They orginally started out as Itchy Brother in 1968 featuring brothers Richard and Fred Young and their cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney.
They worked and toured together as Itchy Brother for nearly 20 years with a few changes over the years. Greg Martin left the group in 1973 but came back in 1976.
They officially became the Kentucky Headhunters in 1986 and released “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine” in 1989 followed by “Dumas Walker” in 1990.
Click to hear our full interview with Richard Young.