Mountain Music, Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge Mountains & along the Blue Ridge Parkway


Kevin Carter & Full Assurance
Kevin Carter & Full Assurance
City/State - Mountain City, TN
County - JOHNSON
Region - East Tennessee
Description - Kevin Carter and Full Assurance is a bluegrass gospel music ministry blessed and called by God to spread the gospel through song and testimony. Please visit our website and our record label site http://www.fullassurancegospel.com/
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Bllue Maggie 'purveyors of Hillbilly Music'
Bllue Maggie 'purveyors of Hillbilly Music'
City/State - Charleston, WV
County - KANAWHA
Region - Metro Valley West Virginia
Description - Providing Bluegrass, Gospel and Old-Time Country music. http://www.bluemaggiebluegrass.com/
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Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival
Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival
City/State - Mars Hill, NC
County - MADISON
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - An all-day festival celebrating music and dance traditions of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Now in its 45th year, the festival features music and dance performances; jam circles, workshops, and a ballad swap. http://www.lunsfordfestival.com/
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QuarterHouse Band
QuarterHouse Band
City/State - Mineral Springs , NC
County - TRANSYLVANIA
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - QuarterHouse is a quick-paced, hard-driving group of North Carolina natives that offer a mixture of traditional, old-time and progressive bluegrass, interspersed with bits of country, rock, blues and folk music. http://www.myspace.com/quarterhousebluegrass
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Alleghany Fiddlers Convention
Alleghany Fiddlers Convention
City/State - Sparta, NC
County - ALLEGHANY
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - The Alleghany County Fiddler's Convention is proud to present its annual gathering of string musicians, dancers and fans of Sparta. NC. Bluegrass and old time musicians! http://alleghanyfiddlersconvention.com/
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Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder
Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder
City/State - Max Meadows, VA
County - WYTHE
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Hard driving bluegrass band. Ranging in ages from 12 to 16 years old, this band is a crowd pleaser!!! Booking info please contact debbie frye, email dgf1956@yahoo.com or by phone 276-699-6156. http://www.adammcpeak.com
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Brevard Music Center
Brevard Music Center
City/State - Brevard, NC
County - TRANSYLVANIA
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - The Brevard Music Center, a summer institute and festival, presents over 80 concerts throughout its season featuring talented students, faculty, and guest artists For tickets and concert listings, please visit brevardmusic.org or call (828) 862-2105. http://www.brevardmusic.org/
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Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music Maker's Trail
Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music Maker's Trail
City/State - McGaheysville, VA
County - ROCKINGHAM
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - The Mountain Music Makers Trail & Heritage Center bring together 14 Counties, 12 Cities, 100+ towns/municipalities, musicians, venues, promoters, audiences, educational institutions, historical societies, museums, folklife institutes, arts organizations, national, state and local arts and humanities councils, tourists, chambers of commerce and businesses of the Shenandoah Valley to better promote the Valley's traditional music heritages, including sacred and secular musics. http://www.svmmma.org
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Thunder Creek Bluegrass Band
Thunder Creek Bluegrass Band
City/State - Ivor, VA
County - SOUTHAMPTON
Region - Costal Virginia
Description - We play traditional and gospel bluegrass. Although we are from Virginia we play NC,PA,WV & MD. Please visit our website and check our schedule page to see when we will be in your area. http://www.thundercreekva.com
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Dickenson County Coal Miner's Memorial
Dickenson County Coal Miner's Memorial
City/State - Clinchco, VA
County - DICKENSON
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Welcome to the Dickenson County Coal Miner's Memorial. Located next to the post office in Clinchco Virginia, the memorial represents the 309 men and women who have been killed in the coal mines. An online memorial, designed in conjunction with physical memorial, has been setup to further the honor of those men and women. http://www.dickenson411.com/memorial.html
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Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle & Strings Camp
Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle & Strings Camp
City/State - Independence, VA
County - GRAYSON
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle & Strings Camp. http://www.peachbottomfarm.com
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New River-Side Store
New River-Side Store
City/State - Galax, VA
County - CARROLL
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Food, fuel, and good old-time mountain music ! Deli items, scrumptious homemade desserts, snacks and beverages, and, every Friday evening from 6:30PM-9:00PM, the area's local musicians get together for some of that old-time mountain music ! http://www.newriver-sidestore.com
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Mountainhome Music
Mountainhome Music
City/State - Boone, NC
County - WATAUGA
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - Mountainhome Music celebrates diverse styles of Appalachian performing arts, presenting world-class Appalachian performers that you've probably never heard of. Concerts are every other Saturday during the summer and weekly during October. http://www.mountainhomemusic.com
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Cove Creek Preservation & Development
Cove Creek Preservation & Development
City/State - Sugar Grove , NC
County - WATAUGA
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - Headlining Music Fest ‘n Sugar Grove are the Kruger Brothers on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver on Saturday. The Music Fest ‘n Sugar Grove is set in the beautiful Cove Creek valley 8 miles west of Boone NC. http://www.covecreek.net/docfest.htm
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Steve and Ruth Smith
Steve and Ruth Smith
City/State - Zionville, NC
County - WATAUGA
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - “Celtic Music:The Appalachian Way” - A Heritage Concert of Celtic music that migrated with the Scots-Irish into the Appalachian Mountains; the early music of the Southern Highlands; and new mountain music in the Celtic Appalachian musical heritage. http://www.steveandruth.com/concerts_1.htm
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Mountainhome Music
Mountainhome Music
City/State - Boone, NC
County - WATAUGA
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - MHM’s purpose is to honor the musicians, dancers, storytellers, and poets of the Appalachian region. "We present world-class Appalachian performers that you’ve probably never heard of" during summer months in Boone NC and October in Blowing Rock NC. http://www.mountainhomemusic.com
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MerleFest
MerleFest
City/State - Wilkesboro, NC
County - WILKES
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Wilkes Community College presents MerleFest, hosted by Doc Watson, starting on the last Thursday of April each year. MerleFest offers traditional and cutting edge American roots music, dance, food, crafts, and shopping. http://www.merlefest.org
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Fiddlers Grove
Fiddlers Grove
City/State - Union Grove, NC
County -
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Ole Time Fiddlers & Bluegrass Festival May 27-29, 2005. Union Grove, NC. Oldest Fiddle Contest in North America - Band and Individual competition. Workshops for adults and children, Camping. Family event. 5,000 max attendance. http://www.fiddlersgrove.com
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Lake Eden Arts Festival
Lake Eden Arts Festival
City/State - Black Mountain, NC
County - BUNCOMBE
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Lake Eden Arts Festival presents World Beat, Blues, Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Gospel, Latin and more. LEAF also highlights Folk Arts, Poetry, Juried Handcrafts, Healing Arts, kids activities, kayaking, swimming and camping. May 13-15 & Oct 14-16 http://www.theleaf.com
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Sims Country Cloggers
Sims Country Cloggers
City/State - Granite Falls, NC
County - CALDWELL
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Award Winning Clogging Group from Dudley Shoals, NC...the only team from NC who went to the JR Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa in 2004. We practice and perform at Sims Country BBQ in Dudley Shoals. You can see us at other events throughout the Foothills. http://www.scc.clogdancing.com
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Taylor-Altis Bluegrass Band
Taylor-Altis Bluegrass Band
City/State - Mount Sidney, VA
County - AUGUSTA
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - Taylor-Altis Bluegrass Band is an acclaimed contemporary bluegrass group in The Shenandoah Valley. http://www.rickaltis.com/tayloraltis.htm
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Chris Garges Recording
Chris Garges Recording
City/State - Charlotte, NC
County - MECKLENBURG
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Chris Garges is a freelance recording engineer and percussionist based in central NC. Years of professional experience working with a wide variety of bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz, pop, and classical artists have gained him a well-deserved reputation. Check out the site for a list of happy artists! http://www.chrisgarges.com
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Grady Musick
Grady Musick
City/State - Bluefield, WV
County - MERCER
Region - New River Greenbrier Valley West Virginia
Description - Delta blues, Bottleneck Blues. Raw,Powerful,with a lot of Soul. Based in Bluefield,WV http://www.soundclick.com/gradymusick
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The Elkville String Band
The Elkville String Band
City/State - North Wilkesboro, NC
County - WILKES
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Herb Key, Drake Walsh, Jim Lloyd, Nicole Vidrine & Bill Williams play old time & traditional music. Band was originally the house band for "Tom Dooley, A Wilkes Co. Legend" presented by The Wilkes Playmakers every July. The band is a member of The Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. http://www.elkvillestringband.com/
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Foddershock
Foddershock
City/State - Clintwood, VA
County - DICKENSON
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Appalachian Dysfunctional Folk Rock. 100% homemade music from the coalfields of southwest Virginia. Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Alternative Country. http://www.foddershock.com
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Mountain Fever Studios
Mountain Fever Studios
City/State - Willis, VA
County - FLOYD
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Mountain Fever Studios is a new 64 track all digital recording facility in Willis, Va. Top quality work at prices everyone can afford. From Grandpa who has written all those songs that need to be captured, to Cindy, the child prodigy. http://www.mountainfever.com
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Gorges Music Park & Cultural Center
Gorges Music Park & Cultural Center
City/State - Lake Toxaway, NC
County - TRANSYLVANIA
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - A fabulous site with rolling terrain & spectacular views where unigue and interesting musical & cultural events are held, located in the mountains of western NC. http://www.gorgesmusicpark.com
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Mountain Music Jamboree
Mountain Music Jamboree
City/State - Glade Valley, NC
County - ALLEGHANY
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - Mountain Music Jamboree presents Oldtime and Bluegrass every Sat. night. It is a showcase for the traditional music and dance. Guest are encouraged to participate in square dances, Virginia reels, broom dances. Admission is $6.00 and kids free. http://www.mountainmusicjamboree.com
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Sawbriar Acoustic Stage
Sawbriar Acoustic Stage
City/State - Pilot Mountain, NC
County - SURRY
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - A complimentary mix of establishments, the Sawbriar is a live acoustic music venue, a coffeehouse, fine art gallery, specialty bakery, teaching center and special event and meeting place. We are a smoke-free/ alcohol-free environment. http://www.Sawbriar.com
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Southern Express
Southern Express
City/State - Huntersville, NC
County - MECKLENBURG
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Providing great traditional, contemporary, and original bluegrass music. Located in the Charlotte, NC vicinity. http://www.southernexpressbluegrass.com
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The Meadowview Band
The Meadowview Band
City/State - Glade Spring, VA
County - WASHINGTON
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Hard Driving Bluegrass band from Southwest Virginia. Our goal is to please the crowd. From Old to new and from fast to slow we feature it all! http://www.meadowview.freeservers.com
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Outhouse Records
Outhouse Records
City/State - Richmond, VA
County - RICHMOND CITY
Region - Costal Virginia
Description - Richmond Va. based record label specializing in Re-releases of Vintage Music. Home of Virginia Roots; The 1929 Richmond Sessions CD set. http://outhouserecords.com
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James Jones - Musical Instruments
James Jones - Musical Instruments
City/State - Bedford, VA
County - BEDFORD
Region - Shenandoah Valley
Description - I am a custom musical instrument builder based in Bedford, Virginia specializing in hammered dulcimers, octave mandolins, bowed psalteries, harps, two octave - zithers for children, and lap dulcimers. By appointment only. http://www.jamesjonesinstruments.com/
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Bluegrass Ridge Productions
Bluegrass Ridge Productions
City/State - Pinnacle, NC
County - STOKES
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Complete CD recording, form disk to shrink wrapped package. Specializing in Bluegrass music. Assist with booking bands for you. Full service recording studio. We represent some of the finest bluegrass musicians in the area. http://www.bluegrassridge.com/
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Ivy Creek Recordings
Ivy Creek Recordings
City/State - Charlotte, NC
County - MECKLENBURG
Region - North Carolina Piedmont
Description - Home of Blue Ridge Mountain Music Volume I, II & III CDs & cassettes. Banjo and Fiddle CDs & Cassettes of North Carolina Folk Heritage Winners. Railroad songs Story Telling Videos, & Books. http://www.ivycreek.com/
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County Sales
County Sales
City/State - Floyd, VA
County - FLOYD
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - The largest supply of old time and Bluegrass music in the world, located in Floyd, Virginia. Their site includes real audio clips of some of the records. http://www.countysales.com/
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Carter Family Fold
Carter Family Fold
City/State - Hiltons, VA
County - SCOTT
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - Since 1974, the Carter Music Center has presented programs of old time and bluegrass music every weekend. Formally established in 1979, the Center's objective is to promote old time music and pay tribute to the Original Carter Family (A.P., Sara, and Maybelle Carter). The Saturday concerts highlight the musical style made popular by the Carter Family, who are considered by many as country music's first family. http://www.fmp.com/orthey/carter.html
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Alternate Roots
Alternate Roots
City/State - Jefferson, NC
County - ASHE
Region - North Carolina High Country
Description - Acoustic Music from the Blue Ridge. http://www.mayberryrfd.com/alternate/
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The Bluegrass Circle
The Bluegrass Circle
City/State - Cleveland, VA
County - RUSSELL
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - The Bluegrass Circle, A bluegrass sound that the crowd has come to love. Vocals which provide an unmatched harmony along with some wonderful pickin!!!! You will not be disappointed with the night of fun, laughter, and great entertainment. http://www.homestead.com/bluegrasscircle/MUSIC.html
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Barney Barnwell & Woodstick
Barney Barnwell & Woodstick
City/State - Campobello, SC
County - SPARTANBURG
Region - Upcountry South Carolina
Description - Featuring the Moonshiner's Reunion musical gathering and the Plum Hollow Reunion. A great bluegrass site from Campobello, SC. http://www.moonshiners.com/
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Floyd Country Store
Floyd Country Store
City/State - Floyd, VA
County - FLOYD
Region - Blue Ridge Highlands - Southwest Virginia
Description - The Friday Night Jamboree is a great place for bands to introduce their music to a large, enthusiastic audience. Come by and enjoy our music. http://www.floydcountrystore.com/
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Brevard Music Festival
Brevard Music Festival
City/State - Brevard, NC
County - TRANSYLVANIA
Region - Western North Carolina
Description - Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, this premier summer music festival and comprehensive music center has set the highest standards in performance and education for six decades. http://www.brevardmusic.org./
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Southern Dogwood Gospel Bluegrass Band
Southern Dogwood Gospel Bluegrass Band
City/State - Roopville, GA
County - CARROLL
Region - Southwest Georgia
Description - Southern Dogwood is a gospel bluegrass band which plays at churches, bluegrass festivals, and music barns in Georgia and Alabama. http://www.southerndogwood.com
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