KET announces that Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music will be narrated by actor, comedian and bluegrass enthusiast Ed Helms. Helms is co-founder of The Bluegrass Situation, a national and international advocacy group for bluegrass music based in Los Angeles.
KET has a history of sharing bluegrass music with its viewers, dating back to the 1970s when it produced its first bluegrass specials. In the 1980s, the nationally distributed The Lonesome Pine Specials featured several prominent bluegrass acts. KET’s popular music series, Jubilee, followed in the 1990s and 2000s. The series filmed live at music festivals, including the International Newgrass Festival, W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, New South Bluegrass Festival, Festival of the Bluegrass, and many more, for more than 15 seasons.