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Crooked Road Announces Lineup for Mountains of Music Homecoming

Jesse McReynoldAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, has announced a stellar lineup of artists for the 34 concerts of the first-ever Mountains of Music Homecoming, June 12-20 in Southwest Virginia. Over 200 artists will perform at 34 Crooked Road Concerts located in cities and towns all across the 8,600-square-mile Crooked Road Region. This very special nine-day event features over 260 additional cultural experiences presented by local communities and organizations highlighting the culture of scenic Southwest Virginia.

Whitetop Mountain Band Returns to Carter Family Fold Oct. 6

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There’s everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s.

Verner Blankenship Park Music Jam to Become Crooked Road Venue

The Crooked RoadAbingdon, VA -- Hurley, Virginia is in Buchanan County, an area rich in coal resources. It is also rich in traditional music, including Gospel, Old-time and Bluegrass. Twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, musicians of the area congregate for the Verner Blankenship Park Music Jam to share the music that has been handed down for generations in this mountainous region.

New Spring Valley Boys at The Crooked Road Youth Music Series Concert

New Spring Valley BoysThe Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Youth Music Series Concert on Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. The concert will feature the New Spring Valley Boys from Grayson County. The New Spring Valley Boys grew out of the Albert Hash Memorial Band Program, directed by Emily Spencer, in Grayson County Public Schools. The band’s distinctive style merges the driving sounds of the Galax, VA, fiddle styles; the Round Peak, NC, styles of clawhammer banjo; and the rhythmic sound of old time guitar.

The Crooked Road Receives D’Addario Foundation Grant for Traditional Music Education

The Crooked Road D'Addario FoundationAbingdon, VA -- The D’Addario Foundation recently announced that The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail will receive a $2,000 grant to support traditional music education in Southwest Virginia. The Crooked Road’s Traditional Music Education Program Phase 2, builds upon findings from the program rollout—generating more after-school programs, school assembly programs, and performance opportunities for the region’s youth while strengthening the educational foundation through curricular material distribution, teacher training workshops, and a teacher re-certification course serving a 19-county region of rural Southwest Virginia. The grant will assist with instructor contracts for four new after-school Crooked Road/JAM traditional music programs: FloydJAMS, WiseJAMS – Coeburn/St. Paul, WiseJAMS – Big Stone Gap/Appalachia , and Dickenson County JAMS.

Joe Bevins, The Tower Street Stringband Featured at Heartwood

Joe BevinsThe Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. The concert will feature the Tower Street Stringband. The Crooked Road Music Series features youth music performers, as well as showcasing venues of the Crooked Road region. Heartwood features open jams on the 1st, 3rd, (and 5th) Thursday of every month. A complete schedule for the music series is available on The Crooked Road website at www.thecrookedroad.org.

The Crooked Road Receives NEA Grant to Support Traditional Music Education

The Crooked RoadAbingdon, Va.— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Crooked Road (TCR) is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support traditional music education in Southwest Virginia.

Whitetop Mountain Band Brings High Mountain Music to Carter Fold

Whitetop Mountain BandHiltons, VA -- Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop is an area rich in old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The band’s members have worked tirelessly to preserve the region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. Their shows are high energy and unlike any other show you have ever seen. There’s everything from fiddle and banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, four-part mountain gospel songs – and some flat foot dancing. Well-known for their charisma on stage and their ability to engage audiences of all ages, this group has been performing at the Carter Fold since shows first began at the A.P. Carter Grocery in the 1970s.

The Grundy Jam to Become an Affiliated Venue of The Crooked Road

The Crooked Road The Grundy Jam in Grundy, Virginia will be presented with a banner acknowledging this venue’s recent inclusion as a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue. As an Affiliated Venue, the Grundy Jam will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials. The Crooked Road will present the banner to representatives of the Grundy Jam on Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m.

The Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood to Feature Open Jam

Open JamAt 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 25th, the Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam from Patrick County, Virginia will be the featured Venue Showcase at Heartwood. “As sometimes happens, these Jams grow from modest beginnings,” says Jack Hinshelwood, executive director of The Crooked Road. “This one started back around 1995 when friends of Nellie and Otto Hiatt would gather for music in their home. To accommodate all the folks that wanted to hear and play the music, it was moved to the Community Center but it still retains that welcome to our home atmosphere”.

Crooked Road Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival October 5th-7th

Adam McPeak & Mountain ThunderAbingdon, VA- The first weekend in October, the air will be filled with the sounds of bluegrass and traditional music in Abingdon. As The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Music Heritage Trail and the Town of Abingdon team up to host this first ever Crooked Road Music Festival that will feature musical performances, workshops and competitions.

The Lambsburg Community Center Jam to Become an Affiliated Venue of The Crooked Road

The Crooked Road Lambsburg, VA -- The Lambsburg Community Center Jam in Lambsburg, Virginia will be presented with a banner acknowledging this venue’s recent inclusion as a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue. As an Affiliated Venue, the Lambsburg Community Center Jam will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials. The Crooked Road will present the banner to representatives of the Lambsburg Community Center on Friday, September 21. The Lambsburg Community Center Jam was organized in September of 2007 and has been running every Friday night since it began. Each Jam session includes old time and bluegrass musicians from all over to make the Center a great venue for good clean fun and relaxation every Friday night from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Concessions are sold to assist in keeping the Community Center open. Admission is free and all musicians are welcome.

Abingdon Crooked Road Festival Presents Youth Music Showcase

Adam McPeak and Mountain ThunderAbingdon, VA -- The Crooked Road, in partnership with the Town of Abingdon, will present a Youth Music Showcase to kick off the first ever Abingdon Crooked Road Festival. On Friday, October 5th, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Latture Field in Abingdon, the festival will open with performances by three outstanding regional youth groups: The Wright Kids, Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder, and The Iron Mountain Ridgerunners.

Wytheville Community College Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree Joins The Crooked Road

The Crooked RoadWytheville, VA -- The Wytheville Community College (WCC) Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree in Wytheville, Virginia will be presented with a banner acknowledging this venue’s recent inclusion as a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue. As an Affiliated Venue, WCC Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials. The Crooked Road will present the banner to representatives of the Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree on Saturday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Smyth County Performers Perform at Crooked Road Youth Music Series Concert

Raisin' CainThe Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Crooked Road Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. The concert will feature the Yates Family Band and Raisin’ Cain. Acoustic, mountain and bluegrass music will be performed throughout the concert series.

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