• Welcome Matilda Henderson Gilbert!

    Jayne Henderson, luthier at EJ Henderson Guitars and daughter of renowned guitar builder, Wayne Henderson, is celebrating the birth of her first child. Sylvia Matilda Henderson Gilbert was born this morning at 10:15 a.m. in Asheville, NC, weighing in at 7

  • Wayne Henderson recovering at home after surgery

    Wayne Henderson, celebrated guitarist and luthier from southwestern Virginia, is back at home recovering slowly after undergoing surgery on May 13. The 73 year master builder of Henderson guitars and founder of the annual Wayne Henderson Festival had been briefly hospitalized to

  • Wayne Henderson Festival celebrates 25 years

    This past Saturday marked 25 years that southwestern Virginia guitar maker/picker and National Heritage Award recipient, Wayne C. Henderson, held his music festival which features a guitar competition, local and international talent, and a Henderson-built guitar raffle to raise funds

  • Wayne Henderson Festival 2013

    This report and photo gallery from the Wayne Henderson Festival in Mouth of Wilson, VA comes from Andy Garrigue. The festival is part stage show and part guitar competition, with the winner receiving a custom Wayne Henderson guitar. Proceeds from

  • Thinking About Christmas Yet?

    Christmas along the Crooked Road is the first Christmas CD ever recorded by master musicians living along the Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. The collection features musicians from Southwest Virginia and Northwest North Carolina performing new and old holiday songs

  • 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

  • Henderson fest offers $15,000 in scholarships

    To celebrate their 15th year in operation, the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition will award $15,000 in scholarships in 2009 to further the study of traditional American music by young people. The festival sets aside a portion

  • Wayne Henderson interview

    A while back Modern Guitars conducted an interview with bluegrass guitarist and luthier Wayne Henderson. The interview was published at the end of September, but we somehow missed it in our IBMA rush. It is an extensive interview covering Wayne's unique