World of Bluegrass festival
The Coal Porters were thrilled to play in Sid’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky at the 2004 International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass festival in October 2004, one of only thirteen new bands to have been invited out of the several hundred who applied for a slot.
The Coal Porters have future upcoming live dates playing their bluegrass styled new music as well as their takes of songs by Dylan, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons. Their album Turn The Water On, Boy! is being hailed as a modern classic in the genre Alt-Bluegrass…interesting, as the Coal Porters invented this genre!