Special Gallery Exhibit | Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM | $Free
In addition to the live music performances of the Crooked Road, BlackRock Center for the Arts will also host the traveling art exhibit “Musical Styles Along the Crooked Road” in its lobby from November 7 – 22.
The accompanying exhibit presents the rich variety of roots music western Virginians sing and play– fiddle and banjo tunes, bluegrass, ballads of love and death, sentimental mountain songs, blues, and gospel. The exhibit includes photographs of historic Crooked Road musicians. “The story of American country music is filled with singers and pickers from the Crooked Road region,” says Andrew Pauly, exhibit researcher. “Even today’s young country music stars know songs that were first recorded by the early Southwest Virginia artists.”
The Musical Styles Along the Crooked Road Exhibit is produced by the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum for the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, with funding from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission.
The Crooked Road Tour show will perform on Sunday, November 22 at 4:00 & 7:00 PM.
An evening celebrating the rich tapestry of musical traditions in Southwest Virginia. Three award-winning ensembles showcase the region’s amazing variety – from toe-tapping old-time string bands, to a cappella gospel, to the plaintive strains of mountain ballads. Enjoy it all in one memorable evening as you travel along the Blue Ridge Highlands through the heart of Appalachia along Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Read more or Buy Tickets Now