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Irish Music Phenoms to Play Clemens Fine Arts Center

The Clemens Fine Arts Center will open its Backstage Pass Series with The Brothers Brogan and J.T. Oglesby on Saturday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Center is located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

"The Brothers Brogan is a group widely known for sizzling Irish jigs and rousing traditional Celtic drinking songs and rebel ballads, said Gail Robinson-Butler, WKCTC Clemens Fine Arts Center director. Lead singer Layne Hendrickson, founding front man for 61 South, has toured coast to coast and continues to write songs for The Legendary Shack Shackers. Hendrickson is accompanied by Justin Doc Bones Keeling who adds thundering Irish rhythm to The Brothers Brogan, Butler said.

J.T Oglesby, winner of the National Thumbpickers Award, will share the stage with The Brothers Brogan. Butler said the audience will be mesmerized by Oglebys intricate guitar weavings and gravel tinged vocals. Backstage Pass tickets are $6 at the door. Desserts and beverages are available.

The Backstage Pass Series features acoustic musicians in a coffeehouse setting, while the audience gets a unique view by being onstage with the performers. For more information about the upcoming performances in the Clemens Fine Arts Center, visit