Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: May 9, 2013

Ricky Skaggs will perform with ProMusica in Columbus Friday night. Photo: Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs will perform with ProMusica in Columbus Friday night. Photo: Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs was interviewed this week by Rich Baker of WOSU 89.7’s Bluegrass Ramble.  He talked about his Friday night show in Columbus with ProMusica, but also playing the Parsons Avenue clubs and living in West Jeff for a couple of years as a teenager. 

His grandparents worked at Darby Dan Farms.

Listen to the interview the interview below.


  • DWIGHT BOBSON

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