Blue Ridge Gazette is a new blog recently launched to foster interest and raise awareness of the beauty, history, people and arts of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A recent entry features longtime Blue Ridge resident Sammy Shelor – of Lonesome River Band fame – and his wife, Sue. The article offers a brief history of Sammy’s involvement in bluegrass music, and how he and Sue met and were married, but is primarily focused on Sue’s arts business, Mountain Meadow Crafts. She and Sam have become deeply involved in The Crooked Road project, another effort to celebrate the unique musical and cultural contributions this part of the United States has added to our lives, and Sue’s arts and crafts market is located on this Crooked Road trail.
Read the piece on Sammy and Sue here.