• Mountains Of Music Homecoming CD on the way

    We spoke today with Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of Virginia's Crooked Road. He had some interesting news about the Mountains of Music Homecoming, their big summer event with music and cultural happenings all across the southwestern portions of the state. First of all, Jack

  • Mountains Of Music Homecoming schedule released

    The Mountains of Music Homecoming, a 9-day festival set to include 34 traditional music concerts all across southwestern Virginia, has announced its schedule for 2015. All of these performances, many in quaint and historic small-town locations, are being jointly promoted

  • Crooked Road tour in April

    The National Council for the Traditional Arts has announced another Music From The Crooked Road concert tour for 2010. The focus is on the traditional music and musicians of southwest Virginia, and to highlight The Crooked Road,Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Concerts

  • Visit Virginia’s Crooked Road

    Dallas Morning News ran a story yesterday about Virginia's Crooked Road and the music that inhabits this area. Starting in Flyod, VA at the Country Store, the story continues along the trail all the way to the Ralph Stanley Museum and

  • Rachael Ray visits The Crooked Road

    The April issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray contains an article focused, of course, on the food of Virginia's Crooked Road. In a regular feature about food and travel, called Go Away, Rachael visits several locations along The Crooked Road. I've

  • Build your own bluegrass song

    The Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, has a brand new web site, with a fun twist and a chance to win a custom built mandolin or guitar. The Trail is the state of Virginia's official tour guide for traditional

  • New CD from Sammy Shelor and Linda Lay

    The newest release in the Crooked Road series from the Virginia Folklife program is just out. It is by Linda Lay, Sammy Shelor & Crooked Run, and entitled Taking The Crooked Road Home. Linda Lay grew up in Bristol, VA singing

  • Sammy Shelor’s Corn Acoustics Corn Maze

    We expect that readers of Bluegrass Today know Sammy Shelor as the award-winning banjo player and manager of Lonesome River Band. Some may be aware of his work with the state of Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, more commonly known as