Mountains of Music Homecoming


Jun
9 Fri

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Haysi Kiwanis Park - Friday, June 9, 2017

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $20.00
CHILD: $10.00
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 20, 2016 12:01 AM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: January 25, 2017 8:33 AM to June 9, 2017 8:00 PM
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: June 1, 2017 12:00 PM to June 9, 2017 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
An accomplished mandolin player, vocalist, and producer, Doyle Lawson is the leader of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, an acclaimed bluegrass group with nearly forty albums to its credit. Multiple International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Vocal Group of the Year award winners, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have won and been nominated for numerous Grammy, Dove, IBMA, Inspirational Country Music Association, and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) awards. Lawson, a native of Sullivan County, Tennessee, has been named SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and in 2012 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Lawson began his career in 1963 while still a teenager, joining the major bluegrass group Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. Subsequently performing for a few years with banjo player/bandleader J. D. Crowe, Lawson then worked for several years as a member of groundbreaking progressive bluegrass group The Country Gentlemen. In 1979 Lawson ventured out on his own to front Quicksilver. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver soon established themselves as a leading group in bluegrass gospel music while garnering widespread respect for the group’s exquisite vocal arrangements. Past members of Quicksilver include such leading bluegrass musicians as Lou Reid, Terry Baucom, Russell Moore, Scott Vestal, and Ray Deaton. In addition to Lawson (on mandolin and vocals), the current line-up for Quicksilver features Josh Swift (guitar and vocals), Joe Dean (banjo and vocals), Dustin Pyrtle (guitar and vocals), Eli Johnston (bass and vocals), and Stephen Burwell (fiddle and vocals). Mountains of Music Homecoming is sponsored by the following - Leading Sponsors: Virginia Tobacco, DHCD, VA Is For Lovers, Art Works, Appalachian Regional Commission; Diamond Sponsors: Bluegrass Today, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Oxford American; Sapphire: Virginia Living, Market Connections, Southwest Virginia; Gold Sponsors: CGI, The Loafer; Silver: FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning; Bronze Sponsors: Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Mountain Lake Lodge, The Forestland Group
$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
11 Sun

The Stanley Brothers Legacy w/ Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks-Moss Arts Center

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00
CHILD: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 24, 2017 12:42 PM to June 11, 2017 7:00 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: January 24, 2017 12:41 PM to June 11, 2017 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In this special Mountains of Music Homecoming concert, three leading bluegrass musicians—Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, and Ralph Stanley II—celebrate the legacy of The Stanley Brothers (Carter and Ralph Stanley), natives of Clintwood, Virginia, and widely deemed among most important bluegrass groups since the genre's emergence in the mid-1940s. Sparks was a member of The Stanley Brothers, while Sparks, Skaggs, and Ralph II were all part of Ralph Stanley’s band, the Clinch Mountain Boys. At this tribute concert the three musicians will honor the legacy of Carter Stanley (August 27, 1925--December 1, 1966) and Ralph Stanley (nicknamed "Dr. Ralph," who was born February 25, 1927 and who died in 2016 on June 23) by performing songs associated with both Stanleys.

While beginning with one or both Stanleys, each of the musicians has had a noteworthy career on his own. A child prodigy on the mandolin, Skaggs (born July 18, 1954, and reared in Cordell, Kentucky) joined the Clinch Mountain Boys in 1971 alongside his friend, the future country music star Keith Whitley. After backing up Dr. Ralph on numerous classic recordings of traditional bluegrass, Skaggs left the Clinch Mountain Boys by 1975, joining J. D. Crowe’s band The New South and beginning his foray into progressive bluegrass. Within a few years, Skaggs began recording mainstream country music, and by the early 1980s he was a major country star. By the mid-1990s he had gravitated back to his first love—bluegrass music—and thereafter he fronted his own band Kentucky Thunder and released a series of acclaimed albums. The recipient of numerous Grammy and IBMA Awards, Skaggs in recent years has dedicated himself to the repertoire and styles associated with traditional bluegrass, and on stage and in interviews he has consistently praised the founders of bluegrass, especially Bill Monroe and, of course, Dr. Ralph.

Larry Sparks, born September 25, 1947, was reared in Lebanon, Ohio, by a family with roots in eastern Kentucky. Sparks as a teenager played country and rock music as well as bluegrass. In 1964 when many of his peers were swept up in Beatlemania, Sparks joined one of the pioneering bluegrass groups, The Stanley Brothers, fronted by Ralph Stanley on banjo and vocals and Carter Stanley on guitar and vocals. When Carter died in 1966, Dr. Ralph continued fronting the band, now called Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys. As a vocalist and guitarist for the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sparks recorded several classic bluegrass songs, including “Sharecropper’s Son” and “I Only Exist.” In 1969, Sparks left Dr. Ralph’s band to form his own group, the Lonesome Ramblers. Sparks—nicknamed “the King of Country Soul”—has guided his band in the recording of a string of respected albums of traditional bluegrass for the Rebel label. Named Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2004 and 2005, Sparks in 2015 was inducted in the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

Unlike his famous banjo-playing father, Ralph Stanley II (born August 20, 1978, and a lifelong resident of Southwest Virginia) embraced the guitar, inspired by the legacy of his guitar-playing uncle, Carter Stanley. Joining his father’s band in 1995 as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Ralph II subsequently won many fans through his sincere commitment to traditional bluegrass. Ralph II has received several Grammy Award nominations, ultimately winning one in 2002 for a recording made with Dr. Ralph and singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale. A talented songwriter as well as a quietly charismatic performer, Ralph II has recorded six solo albums. In 2016, his father bestowed upon him the honor of continuing to use the family band-name, and now the son tours as Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Dr. Ralph’s legacy is alive and well in the care of this talented son. Children ticket is for 12 & Under.
$10.00 - $25.00
Jun
12 Mon

The Stanley Brothers Legacy w/ Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks - Country Cabin II

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $12.50
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: January 24, 2017 11:53 AM to May 31, 2017 11:59 AM
CHILD Public Onsale: January 24, 2017 12:06 PM to June 12, 2017 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
In this special Mountains of Music Homecoming concert, three leading bluegrass musicians—Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, and Ralph Stanley II—celebrate the legacy of The Stanley Brothers (Carter and Ralph Stanley), natives of Clintwood, Virginia, and widely deemed among most important bluegrass groups since the genre's emergence in the mid-1940s. Sparks was a member of The Stanley Brothers, while Sparks, Skaggs, and Ralph II were all part of Ralph Stanley’s band, the Clinch Mountain Boys. At this tribute concert the three musicians will honor the legacy of Carter Stanley (August 27, 1925--December 1, 1966) and Ralph Stanley (nicknamed "Dr. Ralph," who was born February 25, 1927 and who died in 2016 on June 23) by performing songs associated with both Stanleys.

A child prodigy on the mandolin, Skaggs joined the Clinch Mountain Boys in 1971. After backing up Dr. Ralph on numerous classic recordings of traditional bluegrass, Skaggs left the band and began playing and recording progressive bluegrass and mainstream country music. By the mid-1990s he came back to his first love—bluegrass music—and fronted his own band Kentucky Thunder, releasing a series of acclaimed albums. The recipient of numerous Grammy and IBMA Awards, Skaggs has consistently praised the founders of bluegrass, especially Bill Monroe and, of course, Dr. Ralph.

Larry Sparks began his music career playing country, rock and bluegrass before joining the pioneering bluegrass group, The Stanley Brothers. As a vocalist and guitarist for the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sparks recorded several classic bluegrass songs, including “Sharecropper’s Son” and “I Only Exist.” In 1969, Sparks formed his own group, the Lonesome Ramblers. Sparks—nicknamed “the King of Country Soul”— was named Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2004 and 2005. Sparks in 2015 was inducted in the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

Unlike his famous banjo-playing father, Ralph Stanley II, a lifelong resident of Southwest Virginia, embraced the guitar, inspired by the legacy of his guitar-playing uncle, Carter Stanley. Joining his father’s band in 1995 as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Ralph II subsequently won many fans through his sincere commitment to traditional bluegrass. Ralph II has received several Grammy Award nominations, ultimately winning one in 2002 for a recording made with Dr. Ralph and singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale. A talented songwriter as well as a quietly charismatic performer, Ralph II has recorded six solo albums. In 2016, his father bestowed upon him the honor of continuing to use the family band-name, and he now tours as Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Children ticket is for 12 & Under.

The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts Food City, Guest Services, Friends of SWVA, CGI, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Abingdon Rotary Club, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Forestland Group, LLC, Mountain Lake Lodge. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

$12.50 - $20.00
Jun
15 Thu

Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Band - Floyd Country Store

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $30.00
INDIVIDUAL CR: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL / INDIVIDUAL CR Public Onsale: February 13, 2017 2:23 PM to June 15, 2017 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Born in 1961 in Seattle, Washington, Mark O’Connor at age 13 won the Grand Master Fiddler Championship, a record that still stands. In subsequent years he won national titles on three instruments: fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. O’Connor has studied with some of the greatest players to hold the instrument, such as Benny Thomasson, Stephane Grappelli, Isaac Stern, and Itzhak Perlman. And today O’Connor is considered among the greatest living players on the instrument. Some of O’Connor’s albums—such as his collaborations with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and bassist Edgar Meyer, Appalachia Waltz and the Grammy Award winning Appalachian Journey—have straddled musical boundaries between classical music and acoustic roots music. These and other albums have showcased O’Connor’s compositions performed by the fiddler alongside some of the most skilled instrumentalists of his generation. Other albums featuring O’Connor’s compositions were recorded by leading classical orchestras and ensembles. He has produced a number of books of music instruction known as the O’Connor Method. He has contributed his compositions and his performances to accompany ballet and dance recitals and film soundtracks. After recording approximately 45 albums on his own that have sold millions of copies, O’Connor and his family—featuring his wife Maggie O’Connor (vocals, fiddle), son Forrest O’Connor (vocals, mandolin), future daughter-in-law Kate Lee (vocals, fiddle), as well as friends Joe Smart (guitar) and Geoff Saunders (bass)—in 2016 released Coming Home, one of the most popular bluegrass albums in recent years. In addition to bluegrass, O’Connor has played on hundreds of country music sessions and has participated in improvisatory jamming on albums of hot jazz and swing music. The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Bluegrass Today, Oxford American, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Co, Market Connections, SWVA, Virginia Living, Union Bank & Trust, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, New Peoples Bank, Virginia State Parks, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Forestland Group LLC, Mountain Lake Lodge. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

Jun
15 Thu

Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Band - Floyd Country Store

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: February 14, 2017 11:03 AM to June 15, 2017 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Born in 1961 in Seattle, Washington, Mark O’Connor at age 13 won the Grand Master Fiddler Championship, a record that still stands. In subsequent years he won national titles on three instruments: fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. O’Connor has studied with some of the greatest players to hold the instrument, such as Benny Thomasson, Stephane Grappelli, Isaac Stern, and Itzhak Perlman. And today O’Connor is considered among the greatest living players on the instrument. Some of O’Connor’s albums—such as his collaborations with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and bassist Edgar Meyer, Appalachia Waltz and the Grammy Award winning Appalachian Journey—have straddled musical boundaries between classical music and acoustic roots music. These and other albums have showcased O’Connor’s compositions performed by the fiddler alongside some of the most skilled instrumentalists of his generation. Other albums featuring O’Connor’s compositions were recorded by leading classical orchestras and ensembles. He has produced a number of books of music instruction known as the O’Connor Method. He has contributed his compositions and his performances to accompany ballet and dance recitals and film soundtracks. After recording approximately 45 albums on his own that have sold millions of copies, O’Connor and his family—featuring his wife Maggie O’Connor (vocals, fiddle), son Forrest O’Connor (vocals, mandolin), future daughter-in-law Kate Lee (vocals, fiddle), as well as friends Joe Smart (guitar) and Geoff Saunders (bass)—in 2016 released Coming Home, one of the most popular bluegrass albums in recent years. In addition to bluegrass, O’Connor has played on hundreds of country music sessions and has participated in improvisatory jamming on albums of hot jazz and swing music. The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Bluegrass Today, Oxford American, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Co, Market Connections, SWVA, Virginia Living, Union Bank & Trust, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, New Peoples Bank, Virginia State Parks, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Forestland Group LLC, Mountain Lake Lodge. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

Mountains of Music Homecoming

Southwest, VA
United States
Welcome to The Crooked Road’s third annual Mountains of Music Homecoming which celebrates the rich traditional music heritage, cultural amenities, history, and outdoor environment of communities throughout Southwest Virginia. The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming is a nine day region wide music and cultural arts festival which will be held June 9-17, 2017. The Mountains of Music Homecoming region includes 19 counties, 4 cities, and over 50 towns. For a full list of all events, ticketing policies and more information please visit www.mtnsofmusic.com. We look forward to seeing you in Southwest Virginia at the Mountains of Music Homecoming and encourage you to Follow The Music!