• 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

  • Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame

    Last Friday, June 13, the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame held a ceremony inducting its charter members. The ceremony took place at the Walker Center on the campus of Wilkes Community College, the home of Merlefest. The Hall of Fame

  • Win a trip to VA – or a Henderson guitar

    As a Virginia native, I hold a longstanding appreciation for the commonwealth and its art, culture, people and natural beauty. But I'll not be surprised or disappointed if people entering this new contest prefer as their prize a new Wayne

  • Win a Henderson guitar

    The Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival is sponsoring the raffle of a Wayne Henderson D-18 guitar to raise funds to further and preserve the music of their namesake. Ola Belle Reed was a singer, songwriter and banjo player who performed with