Mountains of Music Homecoming


Jun
9 Fri

HoustonFest ONE DAY TICKET - Jerry Douglas & Earls of Leicester, Whitetop Mountain Band, Church Sisters, and more (many more!)

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 12:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 22, 2017 12:53 PM to June 8, 2017 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
ONE DAY TICKET GOOD EITHER FRIDAY, JUNE 9 OR SATURDAY, JUNE 10 Held annually since 2011 and named in memory of banjoist Houston Caldwell, a locally beloved banjo-player who died at the age of 18, HoustonFest has become a festival that people schedule their year around so they won’t miss it. Providing two full days of talent on four stages and featuring some of the region’s finest old time, bluegrass, country and gospel artists as well as top-drawer artists from the upper echelon of roots music, HoustonFest takes place in the relaxing atmosphere of Felts Park in Galax, site of the world-famous Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. In addition to amazing non-stop music on stage, the festival offers plenty of chances to enjoy workshops and exhibits that provide great context for the region’s heritage music. Camp Houston is dedicated to outstanding youth band performances, an instrument petting zoo, and more. HoustonFest delivers superb entertainment and enjoyment year after year. There is limited grandstand seating, so you may want to bring a lawn chair. Camping is available on site. Obtain more information at houstonfestgalax.com or call HoustonFest at (276) 236-9908.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9: Church Sisters, Ladies & Gents, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Snyder Family Band, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Six String Soldiers (US Army Field Band), ShadowGrass, Jeff Little Trio, John Berry, Silas Powell, Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, Presley Barker & Kitty Amaral, Mountain Highway, Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer, Crooked Road Ramblers, Whitetop Mountain Band, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Jones Sisters Band, Gravel Road, Burnett Sisters, Wolfe Brothers String Band, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome
SATURDAY, JUNE 10: Jerry Douglas & Earls of Leicester, ShadowGrass, Loose Strings, Church Sisters, Laura Leigh Jones, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Six String Soldiers (US Army Field Band), Emi Sunshine, Flatt Lonesome, Mountain Highway, Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, Silas Powell Family Band, Gravel Road, Blue Devil High School String Band, Regional JAM, Dry Hill Draggers, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Strictly Strings, Whitetop Mountain Band, Crooked Road Ramblers, Cane Mill Road, Jimmy Edmonds & Caden Miller, Mountain Park Oldtime Band

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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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
9 Fri

HoustonFest TWO DAY TICKET - Jerry Douglas & Earls of Leicester, Whitetop Mountain Band, Church Sisters, and more (many more!)

Southwest, VA
United States
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 22, 2017 1:01 PM to June 8, 2017 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
TWO DAY TICKET VALID FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 9 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 10 Held annually since 2011 and named in memory of banjoist Houston Caldwell, a locally beloved banjo-player who died at the age of 18, HoustonFest has become a festival that people schedule their year around so they won’t miss it. Providing two full days of talent on four stages and featuring some of the region’s finest old time, bluegrass, country and gospel artists as well as top-drawer artists from the upper echelon of roots music, HoustonFest takes place in the relaxing atmosphere of Felts Park in Galax, site of the world-famous Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. In addition to amazing non-stop music on stage, the festival offers plenty of chances to enjoy workshops and exhibits that provide great context for the region’s heritage music. Camp Houston is dedicated to outstanding youth band performances, an instrument petting zoo, and more. HoustonFest delivers superb entertainment and enjoyment year after year. There is limited grandstand seating, so you may want to bring a lawn chair. Camping is available on site. Obtain more information at houstonfestgalax.com or call HoustonFest at (276) 236-9908.


FRIDAY, JUNE 9: Church Sisters, Ladies & Gents, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Snyder Family Band, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Six String Soldiers (US Army Field Band), ShadowGrass, Jeff Little Trio, John Berry, Silas Powell, Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, Presley Barker & Kitty Amaral, Mountain Highway, Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer, Crooked Road Ramblers, Whitetop Mountain Band, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Jones Sisters Band, Gravel Road, Burnett Sisters, Wolfe Brothers String Band, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome
SATURDAY, JUNE 10: Jerry Douglas & Earls of Leicester, ShadowGrass, Loose Strings, Church Sisters, Laura Leigh Jones, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Six String Soldiers (US Army Field Band), Emi Sunshine, Flatt Lonesome, Mountain Highway, Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, Silas Powell Family Band, Gravel Road, Blue Devil High School String Band, Regional JAM, Dry Hill Draggers, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Strictly Strings, Whitetop Mountain Band, Crooked Road Ramblers, Cane Mill Road, Jimmy Edmonds & Caden Miller, Mountain Park Oldtime Band
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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
9 Fri

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Virginia Whirlwind - 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).
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.

$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
9 Fri

Norman Kennedy, Aoife Clancy, John Roberts, Bobby McMillon - Sale Auditorium, Ferrum College - 6/9

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 12, 2017 3:52 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This concert brings “The Year We Sang” to life through outstanding interpreters of ballad and traditional songs from four countries – England, Ireland, Scotland and America.
Norman Kennedy was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he learned songs, stories, and lore from family members and local weaving techniques. He traveled Scotland learning local weaving, Gaelic songs, and cultural practices and performed at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival representing Scotland on the origins of the American ballad tradition. He co-founded Country Roads, an organization in the US supporting traditional crafts, served as the master weaver at Colonial Williamsburg and founded the Marshfield School of Weaving. Kennedy travels the country performing the old songs and ballads, telling stories, and teaching traditional weaving techniques.
Aoife Clancy (pronounced “Eefa”) brings a wide-ranging repertoire to her concerts, including traditional Irish songs, ballads, and contemporary folk. Aoife hails from Ireland and by the age of 14 she was performing with her father, Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers. In 1995 Clancy joined Cherish the Ladies, and was part of the group when it collaborated with the Boston Pops on that orchestra’s Grammy-nominated Celtic album. As a soloist, she has performed with the Cincinnati Pops, the Clancy Brothers, at the Milwaukee Irish Festival and the renowned Paddy Noonan Show. Clancy’s latest album, for Appleseed Records, is Silvery Moon.
Born and raised in England, John Roberts is one of the foremost interpreters of traditional English songs and ballads. Now based in NY, he sings songs and ballads with banjo or concertina accompaniment as well as a cappella. He is best-known for being part of a duo with Tony Barrand who have sung at folk festivals, recorded several classic albums of duets. Roberts has performed with a Morris dance team, English Country Dancing community and has taught folk singing at various camps and schools. As a solo act specializing in sea songs he has performed at various folk festivals.
Robert Lynn "Bobby" McMillon, a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award recipient, learned strands of Appalachian culture from his family including primitive Baptist hymns and traditional stories and ballads, booger tales, haint tales, and legends about the murder of a relative named Charlie Silver. McMillon has appeared as a singer/songwriter across North Carolina, at the Smithsonian Foklife Festival, the A. P. Carter Memorial Festival, and national storytelling conferences. In the film, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, McMillon sings that ballad and tells stories about the murder.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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
10 Sat

Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder - Breaks Interstate Park - June 10

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 12, 2017 4:43 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
When Adam McPeak was barely into his teens, he launched his bluegrass band Mountain Thunder, and the band is still going strong seven years later. Adam, a talented mandolinist and a polished emcee, is a native of Max Meadows; his father, Mike McPeak, a former member of the nationally popular McPeak Brothers band from the 1970s, plays guitar and sings for Mountain Thunder. Other band members include singer Lindsey Jackson, and another father-son duo from Max Meadows, banjoist Steve Chrisley and bassist and singer David Chrisley. Specializing in traditional bluegrass as well as bluegrass gospel, Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder have performed in major regional festivals (including RenoFest), at popular venues (such as Lays Hardware), and on television (such as Song of the Mountains). In 2015 the band released an album The Last Dirt Road on the Kindred Records label; the album, featuring some bluegrass standards alongside original compositions by Mike McPeak, was well-received in bluegrass circles.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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
10 Sat

Five Mile Mountain Road, Bluegrass Kinsmen, Billy Baker, Center Stage Cloggers - Glade Spring, VA - 6/10

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $7.50
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 13, 2017 11:32 AM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: March 13, 2017 11:52 AM to June 10, 2017 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Five Mile Mountain Road, a string band based in Boone Mill, Virginia, is fronted by Billy Hurt on fiddle, and includes Seth Boyd on banjo and guitar, Brennen Ernst on guitar and banjo, and Steven Dowdy on upright bass. Billy Hurt as a young fiddler was strongly influenced stylistically by the legendary traditional fiddler Clark Kessinger, and he once played with Karl Shiflett. In the words of journalist John Lawless, Hurt plays his repertoire—drawn from the period 1930-1970 and mixing dance tunes, older country material, western swing, and bluegrass—“with a clarity and precision quite rare in contemporary bluegrass.” Five Mile Mountain Road frequently performs for dances and band competitions, and always generates excitement wherever it performs.
Having played traditional bluegrass music since 1971 The Bluegrass Kinsmen was formed by brothers Shelby and Ebby Jewell of Southwest Virginia. Upon Shelby's retirement in 2012, Ebby’s wife Teresa stepped in to help keep the band going. Offering considerable variety in its shows, The Bluegrass Kinsmen features Teresa and three other lead singers on songs that run the gambit from traditional bluegrass to folk to gospel music; much of the material the band performs was composed by Teresa and Ebby. Showcasing Ebby’s virtuosity on multiple instruments, especially the banjo, The Bluegrass Kinsmen is known for great harmony and skilled playing. Based in Tazewell, Russell, and Buchanan Counties, the band also includes Ervin Compton (guitar, vocals), Ricky Kennedy (bass, harmony vocals), Ryan Lester (mandolin, vocals), and Dean Jackson (lead guitar, vocals).
Born in 1936 in Pound, Virginia, Billy Baker was a child prodigy, playing banjo at four years of age and fiddle at six. By the early 1950s, Billy Baker was playing professionally with local bands. In the early 1960s he recorded with Earl Taylor and worked with that musician on WBMD Maryland. By 1963, Baker joined Del McCoury's band and played on recordings made for Arhoolie Records. The following year Baker worked with Bill Monroe as a member of the Bluegrass Boys, though he soon relocated to Los Angeles, where Baker played on television with the Golden State Boys bluegrass band during 1965. Shortly thereafter, he worked briefly with Alex Campbell before rejoining McCoury's band. During the late 70s, he played in the studio band on recordings for the Old Homestead label; he also played fiddle on albums recorded by the Bluegrass Kinsmen and Kentucky Grass. Today, Baker is considered one of the greatest living bluegrass musicians.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.
$7.50 - $10.00
Jun
10 Sat

TCR Guitar Masters featuring Wayne Henderson, Will Jones, Brandon Davis- Reynolds Homestead - 6/10

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 16, 2017 12:49 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This concert features three of Southwest Virginia’s finest guitar pickers. Legendary guitarist/luthier Wayne Henderson, born in 1947, was raised and still lives in the tiny hamlet of Rugby in Grayson County, Virginia. When his first guitar, a mail-order instrument from Sears, proved a disappointment, Henderson set out to build his own from the bottom of a dresser drawer. Over 650 guitars later, his instruments are legendary–sought after over the years by the likes of Eric Clapton and Doc Watson. Henderson’s own finger-style guitar playing is likewise widely admired. He took first place 13 times at the Galax Fiddlers’ Convention guitar competition, and he has performed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of "Masters of the Steel-String Guitar," and in seven nations in Asia. In 1995 Henderson was honored with the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship.

Will Jones, born in 1991, learned to play guitar from his father Philip Jones, a widely respected bluegrass musician in Hillsville, Virginia. Often singing a cappella religious hymns in the Primitive Baptist Church he attended while growing up, Will Jones was a talented guitarist from a young age, receiving accolades at junior guitar competitions, including at the Galax Fiddlers Convention and the Alleghany County Fiddler’s Convention. In recent years, he has contributed acoustic guitar and lead vocals to banjoist Terry Baucom’s band, the Dukes of Drive. Jones is regarded as among the leading younger guitarists in Southwest Virginia. He also frequently appears as a solo act and with the Will Jones Band (in which his equally impressive country chops and smooth baritone voice are featured).

Another guitarist who learned from his father is Brandon Davis. Born in Galax, Virginia, in 1977, Davis learned fiddle tunes and bluegrass standards from his father Gary Davis. As an early incentive to learn to play the guitar Brandon’s mother and dad promised their son a guitar if he learned the tune “Blackberry Blossom.” Brandon did, and they gave him a guitar made by Wayne Henderson. The young guitarist started competing in local contests and fiddlers conventions, and in 1997 he won the prestigious Wayne Henderson guitar championship, earning him a second Henderson guitar. In 2005 Brandon won yet another Henderson guitar by taking top honors at the South Carolina State Guitar Championship. More recently he won the Doc Watson Guitar Championship, held at the Merle Watson Memorial Festival. Brandon’s major guitar influences are Doc Watson, Tony Rice, David Grier, Kenny Smith, and Brent Mason. Davis lives in Independence, Virginia.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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
11 Sun

Feastival at Historic Dinwiddie Church : Faith, Food, Community, and Music featuring Changing Lanes, Mac Traynham, Edwin Lacy

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 12:45 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $35.00
CHILD: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: April 3, 2017 9:08 AM to June 10, 2017 12:45 PM
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: March 29, 2017 1:21 PM to June 10, 2017 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This Feastival will certainly be a wonderful afternoon of traditional Appalachian hospitality, music and dinner on the grounds, hosted by historic Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church in Hillsville. Perched high atop a mountain, you’ll enjoy fabulous food, excellent music, genuine Appalachian hospitality, and extraordinary views. The congregation extends a warm welcome, hoping that you’ll choose to join them for the Sunday morning service, beginning at 11:15 AM.
Radiating its own rustic, hand-hewn charm, Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church was founded in October of 1897. The present-day stone church was built in 1946, under the guidance of Reverend R. W. Childress. The six rock churches that Childress fostered in the area still function with active congregations but have also become popular sites to visit because of their beautiful scenic locations and artful construction.
This dinner-on-the-the-grounds style Feastival features a menu inspired by tradition (expect cornbread!) including with all kinds of “church-lady” food, prepared at the nearby Crossroads Institute. Members of the Dinwiddie congregation will serve as church ambassadors, ready to answer questions about the history of their community.
Ronni Lundy, nationally acclaimed author of Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes (2016) will be on hand, sharing her warmth, humor, and wit. She’ll join forces with Libby Bondurant, co-author with the late Betty Skeens of Grazing Along the Crooked Road. They will share insights about the region’s foodways and the stories behind the recipes they’ve collected in their respective travels.
Traditional music will be provided by Changing Lanes, a bluegrass band with close ties to Dinwiddie Church, features an 11-year-old bass player. In 2016, this self-described “hard driving bluegrass/gospel band from the heart of Appalachia” took first place in the Virginia Folk Music Association’s State Championship. Joining the youngsters are a couple of the region’s musical sages, Mac Traynham and Edwin Lacy. Traynham is a master banjo maker whose virtuosity as an old-time banjo picker has been featured on The Crooked Road’s Mountain Masters tour. His pastor, Edwin Lacy, is a banjo player and songwriter who offers an Appalachian-grounded ministry at the Wild Goose Christian Community in Floyd County. Traynham and Lacy will demonstrate old gospel music traditions such as shape-note singing and lining out hymns, and audience participation will be welcomed.
6 & Under - No Charge.
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, News 5 WCYB, Blue Ridge Outdoors, The Roanoke Times, Virginia Living, Bluegrass Today, Oxford American, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Classic Country 98.1, Davenport & Co, Guest Services, WDBJ , Market Connections, SWVA, WVTF, Mountain Escapes, Recreation News, Union Bank & Trust, Dominion, Virginia State Parks, CGI, Francis Marion Hotel, David & Judie Reemsnyder, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Southwest Times, 93.5 WAXM, 90.7 WHC, Bank of Marion, Bolling Wilson Hotel, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Inn at Wise, Karen Sorber, Mountain Lake Lodge, Abingdon Rotary Club, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, SWCC Educational Foundation.
$0.00 - $35.00
Jun
11 Sun

Ballad Workshop: Archie Fisher, Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth LaPrelle - Birthplace of Country Music Museum - 6/11

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 1:30 PM, Show at 2:00 PM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $0.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Registration Opens: February 9, 2017 11:48 AM to June 11, 2017 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Moderated by Jessica Turner, the Director of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, this workshop will explore English-language balladry, an influential music tradition dating back hundreds of years. Three prominent ballad singers--Archie Fisher of Scotland, Sheila Kay Adams of Western North Carolina, and Elizabeth LaPrelle of Southwest Virginia--will discuss balladry's emergence in the Old World and the tradition's reemergence in the New World. These three singers will describe where and how they learned ballads and what those ballads mean to them and to their audiences. Additionally, this workshop will present attendees with a rare opportunity to ask master ballad singers for insights regarding ways to effectively interpret traditional as well as contemporary ballads.

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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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
11 Sun

Archie Fisher, Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth LaPrelle - McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College - June 11, 2017

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $7.50
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: March 20, 2017 8:37 PM to June 11, 2017 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 20, 2017 8:29 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Enjoy an evening of traditional tunes celebrating "The Year We Sang".
Archie Fisher, of Glasgow, Scotland, grew up in a musical family, listening to opera and vaudeville as well as traditional ballads, Gaelic songs, British Skiffle music and the American urban folk music group The Weavers. In the 1960s and 1970s, Fisher performed regularly on Scottish television. He recorded his first album in 1968, and in the 1970s, Fisher recorded his acclaimed albums The Man With A Rhyme and Will Ye Gang, Love. In the 1980s Fisher produced several documentary radio series and released a popular live album with his touring partner Garnet Rogers. In 1996 Fisher’s album Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into was spotlighted on National Public Radio and toured throughout North America with British guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. Fisher has released two subsequent albums, Windward Away (2008) and A Silent Song (2015), combining performances of his own compositions with those of traditional Scottish songs.
A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and claw-hammer banjo player, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, North Carolina, an area renowned for its unbroken tradition of unaccompanied singing of traditional southern Appalachian ballads dating back to the early Scots/Irish and English settlers in the mid-17th century. Adams learned to sing from her family and other notable singers in the community. Adams is also an accomplished clawhammer-style banjo player and storyteller, has performed at festivals, events, music camps, and workshops and has also recorded several albums of ballads, songs and stories. She appeared in the movies Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Songcatcher (2000), a movie for which she also served as technical advisor and singing coach. In recent years she has received the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship and the North Carolina Heritage Award.
Elizabeth LaPrelle is one of the leading interpreters of traditional Appalachian balladry, and as half of her award-winning duo with Anna Roberts-Gevalt (Anna and Elizabeth), LaPrelle is receiving widespread recognition among fans of Americana music. Raised in Rural Retreat, Virginia, Elizabeth grew up in a community blessed with many fine old-time musicians. In addition to performing at festivals and concerts, including appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage, LaPrelle has toured as part of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Music from the Crooked Road project and has taught workshops. LaPrelle has released three of her own albums, and two with Anna Roberts-Gevalt.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.
$7.50 - $10.00
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 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00
STUDENT: $10.00
CHILD: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 24, 2017 12:42 PM to June 11, 2017 7:00 PM
STUDENT Public Onsale: May 1, 2017 12:57 PM to June 11, 2017 12:00 AM
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. At this tribute concert the three musicians will perform songs associated with both Stanleys.
A child prodigy on the mandolin, Skaggs joined the Clinch Mountain Boys in 1971 and backed up Dr. Ralph on numerous classic traditional bluegrass recordings. 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 The Stanley Brothers. As a vocalist and guitarist for the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sparks recorded 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 IBMA in 2004 & 2005, and was inducted in the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Unlike his famous banjo-playing father, Ralph Stanley II, a lifelong resident of SWVA, 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 and quietly charismatic performer, Ralph II has recorded 6 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.
PANEL DISCUSSION: CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS REUNION with Gary Reid, moderator at Moss Arts Center, The Cube on Sunday, 6/11/2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Admission to panel discussion is free, reservations recommended as capacity is limited.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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 at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.
$10.00 - $25.00
Jun
12 Mon

Archie Fisher, Rich Kirby, Kay Justice, Carol Elizabeth Jones - Mountain Lake Lodge - 6/12

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $7.50
ADVANCED: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 17, 2017 5:05 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: April 17, 2017 5:06 PM to June 12, 2017 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This concert truly brings “The Year We Sang” 2017 Homecoming theme to life through outstanding interpreters of ballad and traditional songs from four master tradition bearers, who will share their stories and songs in a beautiful setting beside Mountain Lake.
Archie Fisher is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter of legendary status. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, he grew up in a musical family, performed with John McCutcheon and Tom Bledsoe as the trio known as Wry Straw, and he recorded three albums for the June Appal label, including an acclaimed album of coal mining songs recorded with folklorist Michael Kline. In 1978 Kirby produced an album of his grandmother’s music, Been A Long Time Traveling, and in 2015 he produced the compilation album, The Very Day I’m Gone: The Songs of Addie Graham, featuring performances of his grandmother’s repertoire by a range of talented roots musicians, including Kirby himself.
Kay Justice, a talented folk and old-time singer, lives in Wytheville, Virginia. She has a rich repertoire of traditional songs and ballads, and she is equally compelling when singing solo and as part of a duo. In the latter role, she has recorded three critically acclaimed albums as a duo with Ginny Hawker, Signs & Wonders, Come All You Tenderhearted and Bristol: A Tribute to the Music of the Original Carter Family. Justice has shared her singing abilities and repertoire as a master artist with the Apprenticeship Program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Carol Elizabeth Jones is a songwriter and an acclaimed traditional singer with many albums to her credit, including two as part of the folk duo Jones and Leva, two of country and bluegrass duets with Laurel Bliss, an album with Hazel Dickens and Ginny Hawker, and a solo album entitled Cataloochee. Jones has also been included on several anthologies, including the best-selling O Sister: Women In Bluegrassand the award-winning On Top of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music. A regular on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion during 2006-07, she has performed with several groups, including the Wildcats, the Wandering Ramblers, The New Reeltime Travelers, and the Green Grass Cloggers, and she has performed and taught at festivals throughout North America. Additionally, Jones toured in Africa and in Southeast Asia as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Information Agency. Her ballad singing will be showcased on a compilation of Appalachian balladry to be released by the Great Smoky Mountains Association in 2017.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, The Martha, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.

$7.50 - $12.00
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 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 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. At this tribute concert the three musicians will perform songs associated with both Stanleys.
A child prodigy on the mandolin, Skaggs joined the Clinch Mountain Boys in 1971 and backed up Dr. Ralph on numerous classic traditional bluegrass recordings. 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 The Stanley Brothers. As a vocalist and guitarist for the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sparks recorded 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 IBMA in 2004 & 2005, and was inducted in the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Unlike his famous banjo-playing father, Ralph Stanley II, a lifelong resident of SWVA, 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 and quietly charismatic performer, Ralph II has recorded 6 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.
PANEL DISCUSSION: CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS REUNION with Gary Reid, moderator, Monday, 6/12/2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Admission to panel discussion is free.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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 at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.

$12.50 - $20.00
Jun
13 Tue

The Feastival at Primland: Appalachian Elegance featuring Amythyst Kiah - Primland Resort - 6/13

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 5:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $125.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: April 3, 2017 9:10 AM to June 12, 2017 5:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Spectacular is the only word to describe a Homecoming Feastival at Primland, Patrick County’s magnificent mountain resort. Come enjoy Appalachian haute cuisine in a historic hunting preserve, where we’ll celebrate Appalachia’s cutting edge cuisine—and its music, of course. Located on 12,000 acres near the Blue Ridge Parkway, this luxurious estate encompasses mountain vistas, woods, and fields that are home to abundant wildlife, and holds a primary commitment to good stewardship of the mountain land. Natural, local materials were used in construction of the lodge, which won best designed resort in the world in 2015 by Travel and Leisure magazine and is also a LEED-certified resort. With a nod to local farms, a giant silo anchors the lodge and houses an observatory. After cocktails outdoors, guests will enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Stables Saloon, a charming dining space in the old stables of the original property. Dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Ernest Bledsoe, will feature game and fish dishes, locally-sourced produce, and the resort’s famous “pig candy,” crisp bacon strips cooked in VA maple syrup and brown sugar with cayenne pepper. The forest-to-table meal will include ingredients foraged from the mountainsides such as ramps or morel mushrooms, blackberries, or spring onions. After learning about the history of Primland, our featured speaker, renowned food writer, Ronni Lundy, will entertain and enlighten us with stories of mouth-watering mountain victuals (pronounced “vittles” and the title of her recent book, Victuals) and tell us how Appalachian food has become one the country’s most celebrated regional cuisines within the world of haute cuisine. Guests will also hear from ‘Round the Mountain juried artisan, Ann Childress, about the handcrafted remembrance she created for each guest to take home. Capping off this evening of cutting edge Appalachian creativity is a concert by singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah. Like Primland, Amythyst honors old musical traditions but in the most innovative ways. She describes herself as a “Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter,” and she accompanies her powerful voice with guitar and clawhammer banjo. One music writer proclaimed that “Kiah is an important and innovative presence in contemporary traditional music.” After the dinner and concert, tours of the main lodge and observatory will be available and the Pub will be open for after-glow conversations. 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, News 5 WCYB, Blue Ridge Outdoors, The Roanoke Times, Virginia Living, Bluegrass Today, Oxford American, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Classic Country 98.1, Davenport & Co, Guest Services, WDBJ , Market Connections, SWVA, WVTF, Mountain Escapes, Recreation News, Union Bank & Trust, Dominion, Virginia State Parks, CGI, Francis Marion Hotel, David & Judie Reemsnyder, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Southwest Times, 93.5 WAXM, 90.7 WHC, Bank of Marion, Bolling Wilson Hotel, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Inn at Wise, Karen Sorber, Mountain Lake Lodge, Abingdon Rotary Club, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.
Jun
13 Tue

Ronnie Reno and Reno Tradition - Lee Theatre - Tuesday, June 13

Southwest, VA
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $7.50
ADVANCED: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD Public Onsale: March 12, 2017 5:31 PM to June 13, 2017 8:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 12, 2017 5:31 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Ronnie Reno began his career in music as a boy, accompanying his father, banjo legend Don Reno, and the elder Reno’s duo partner, Red Smiley; in 1955 “Little Ronnie Reno” stood on a milk carton to reach the microphone in order to sing and play mandolin and guitar on the stage of The Old Dominion Barn Dance. He eventually joined the Osborne Brothers, singing harmony and playing bass with that duo for four years, before beginning an affiliation with Merle Haggard in 1973, during which time Ronnie toured and recorded with the country music legend as a member of Haggard’s band The Strangers. In 1975 Ronnie releasing his first album, For the First Time, on Haggard’s label at that time, MCA Records. In 1982 Ronnie left Haggard’s band and joined a band led by his father and featuring his brothers Dale and Don; the elder Reno soon died, and over the next dozen years the three brothers recorded several popular bluegrass albums as the Reno Brothers. Beginning in 1993 Ronnie began hosting a nationally broadcast television show on the Americana cable network. This show, “Reno’s Old Time Music Festival,” continues to be aired in millions of households over the RFD cable channel. In 2002 Ronnie released his second solo album, Portfolio, and 2015 saw the release of his third solo album, Lessons Learned. From the International Bluegrass Music Association he has received the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Broadcaster of the Year Award.

A screening of the "Reno and Smiley" film will be shown prior to the concert at 5:00 pm at no charge with ticket admission.

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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.
$7.50 - $10.00
Jun
13 Tue

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - Heartwood SWVA's Artisan Gateway - 6/13

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 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 12:00 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: March 21, 2017 10:38 AM to June 13, 2017 7:30 PM
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: June 1, 2017 12:00 AM to June 13, 2017 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser has been a major force behind the resurgence of traditional Scottish fiddling in his homeland and the U.S., inspiring legions of listeners and learners through his recordings, annual fiddle camps, and concerts. His repertoire spans several centuries of Scottish music and includes his own compositions, combining profound understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge musical explorations. Fraser has been featured on over 100 television and radio shows in the UK and the US. His film credits include solo performances on the soundtracks of several major films, including The Last of the Mohicans and Titanic. Fraser has released several critically acclaimed albums, including the Indie Award-winning Dawn Dance (Best Celtic Album of 1996). He has contributed to more than 50 albums as guest artist, and his music has been included on top selling Celtic and New Age compilation albums totaling nearly two million in combined sales.

Fraser performs in concert as a soloist; with pianist Paul Machlis; with guitarist Tony McManus; and with skilled cellist Natalie Haas. He is also in demand as a dance musician and plays for Scottish country dancing with pianist Muriel Johnstone. Fraser also directs the 100-member San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers orchestra. Fraser lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, operating his own record label and making frequent trips to Scotland and beyond for numerous engagements.

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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.

$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
13 Tue

Lost & Found, New Standard Bluegrass - Harvester Performance Center - 6/13

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 13, 2017 12:33 PM to June 1, 2017 12:00 AM
CHILD Public Onsale: March 13, 2017 12:35 PM to June 13, 2017 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
There are many bands in bluegrass, but Lost & Found has managed to stand out with a signature sound, great singing and songwriting, and uniquely creative instrumental work. Formed in 1973 in Martinsville, Virginia, Lost & Found originated with musicians that were “lost” in other bands, but “found” each other through their shared love of bluegrass. The band recorded its first album in 1975 for a local label, which produced the now classic song and bluegrass standard “Love of the Mountains,” written by founder and original member, Allen Mills. In 1980, they joined Rebel Records, for whom they still record. The first Lost & Found release with Rebel produced the signature song "Leftover Biscuits," and later the band made such popular recordings as "Wild Mountain Flowers for Mary," "Ida Red," and "Harvest Time." The band continues to be an influential force in bluegrass with its current lineup: Allen Mills, on bass fiddle and vocals; Ronald Smith, on banjo and vocals; Dan Wells, on guitar and vocals; and Scott Napier, on mandolin and vocals.
Throughout its existence New Standard Bluegrass Band has had a clear mission: to provide present-day audiences with entertaining, high-quality live bluegrass music while also helping to keep the music genre alive for future generations. Committed to performing traditional and contemporary bluegrass as well as bluegrass gospel, New Standard has appeared at a range of events and the band has earned a strong following across Virginia.
The band's fiddler Zach Brown, a Franklin County native and a Virginia Tech graduate, took his first mandolin lesson at 11 years old from his uncle, the late Dewey Prilliman. In 2003 Zach joined Blackwater Bluegrass Band, playing mandolin, before co-founding New Standard--and switching to fiddle--in 2011. Spenser Blankenship, from Bedford, Virginia, began learning mandolin at age 8, and he performed in his family's band before playing in Smith Mountain Grass for 5 years. He subsequently had stints with two other bluegrass bands (Sandy Ridge and Hard Drivin' Grass) before co-founding New Standard. Mason Thomas, from Madison Heights, Virginia, started playing the guitar at the age of 7. In 2006 he founded Hard Drivin' Grass before joining the band In The Tradition and then becoming a founding member of New Standard. Stewart Scales, from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, has played upright bass with New Standard since the first month of its existence, and he frequently jams with other musicians along The Crooked Road. The newest member of New Standard, joining in 2016, is talented banjoist Jason Wheeler.
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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, The Martha, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jun
14 Wed

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas - Pulaski Theatre - June 14, 2017

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 3, 2017 2:51 PM to June 14, 2017 12:00 AM
CHILD Public Onsale: March 21, 2017 3:00 PM to June 14, 2017 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser has been a major force behind the resurgence of traditional Scottish fiddling in his homeland and the U.S., inspiring legions of listeners and learners through his recordings, annual fiddle camps, and concerts. His repertoire spans several centuries of Scottish music and includes his own compositions, combining profound understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge musical explorations. Fraser has been featured on over 100 television and radio shows in the UK and the US. His film credits include solo performances on the soundtracks of several major films, including The Last of the Mohicans and Titanic. Fraser has released several critically acclaimed albums, including the Indie Award-winning Dawn Dance (Best Celtic Album of 1996). He has contributed to more than 50 albums as guest artist, and his music has been included on top selling Celtic and New Age compilation albums totaling nearly two million in combined sales.

Fraser performs in concert as a soloist; with pianist Paul Machlis; with guitarist Tony McManus; and with skilled cellist Natalie Haas. He is also in demand as a dance musician and plays for Scottish country dancing with pianist Muriel Johnstone. Fraser also directs the 100-member San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers orchestra. Fraser lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, operating his own record label and making frequent trips to Scotland and beyond for numerous engagements.

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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, The Martha, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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.

$10.00 - $15.00
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.
Mark O’Connor’s 2016 album Coming Home recently won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
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

TCR Guitar Masters featuring Wyatt Rice, Claiborne Woodall, Josh Pickett, and Sammy Shelor - The Lincoln Theatre - 6/15

Southwest, VA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 12, 2017 5:58 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“Guitar Masters of The Crooked Road” features four true masters of the instrument – Sammy Shelor, Wyatt Rice, Claiborne Woodall, Josh Pickett.
Stuart, Virginia-native Sammy Shelor, internationally renowned for his virtuosity on the five-string banjo is, unbeknownst to many, also a master on the guitar. Shelor is a 5-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Performer of the Year Award, the 2011 Award Winner for the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, and a 2009 inductee into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, Sammy has fronted the acclaimed Lonesome River Band since 1990, recording more than a dozen albums with that group.
Wyatt Rice is a skilled guitarist, bandleader, and record producer with several acclaimed albums to his credit, including last year’s Something Out of the Blue (made with banjoist Dan Menzone), which has garnered glowing reviews for its stellar cast of guest musicians and its powerful interplay between Rice’s guitar and Menzone’s banjo. A resident of Taylor’s Valley, Virginia, where he operates Rice Recording Studio, Rice has played rhythm and lead acoustic guitar with a Who’s Who of bluegrass musicians, including the Tony Rice Unit, the Ronnie Bowman Committee, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, and Bela Fleck.
Abingdon, Virginia-resident Claiborne Woodall, has a dynamic guitar style that uses the full range of the guitar’s volume. Appearing both in a duo with Rice and solo, Woodall has performed throughout Southwest Virginia (such as at Floydfest and the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion) and beyond (including at the Smithsonian Institution and on National Public Radio).
Starting his music career at 11 years old, Josh Pickett is a widely sought-after acoustic guitarist based in Cana, Virginia. He won the International Guitar Championship at MerleFest in 2001 (at 17 he was the youngest ever to hold this title), and he went on to play lead and rhythm guitar for a succession of bands, including Fast Forward, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, No Speed Limit, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, and the Church Sisters. Pickett operates Creekside Recording and Lesson Studio in Cana and also markets his own custom-designed guitar pickguards.
These four guitarists will perform and share stories about their techniques and their unique experiences in learning to master this much-beloved musical instrument. This concert also celebrates the release of The Crooked Road’s new CD compilation of current and historic guitarists entitled A Century of Heritage Guitar 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, Virginia State Parks, CGI, The Martha, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. 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!

To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at admin@thecrookedroad.org or by calling 276-492-2409.