Abingdon, Virginia – Five Mile Mountain Road will be presented at the Workhouse Arts Center as part of the Crooked Road on Tour program on Sunday November 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the McGuireWoods Gallery in Building W16 in Lorton, VA.

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail performances celebrate the traditional music that has been kept by families and communities of Southwest Virginia since colonial times. Settlers of this mountainous region since the 1700’s have brought various ingredients – a cappella gospel music from German tradition that lives in the Old Regular Baptist churches today; spirituals, emotive singing and a musical gourd we now call a banjo from African tradition; and ballads and fiddles brought by the Scots-Irish and English. Mixed together, these ingredients have produced one of the richest musical traditions on earth.

Five Mile Mountain Road hails from Franklin County and brings old-time music with a fresh approach. From the old-time sounds of Charlie Poole and the fiddle music of Clark Kessinger, to first-generation Blue Grass music and original arrangements of western swing, to ragtime and jazz, Five Mile Mountain Road presents an authentic old-time experience reminiscent of the music once heard at dance halls and theaters in days gone by.

Five Mile Mountain Road features old-time and bluegrass fiddle player Billy Hurt, Jr., guitarist Brennen Ernst, banjoist Seth Boyd, rhythm and lead guitarist Caleb “Duke” Erickson and bass player J.C. Radford

All the members of the band contribute vocals and also write original material that help make up the band’s repertoire.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please https://insidenovatix.com/events/onstage-five-mile-mountain-road-11-20-2022.  Tickets are $20 general admission.

The Crooked Road on Tour is supported, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Workhouse Art Center information can be found at www.workhousearts.org. For more information about The Crooked Road, please visit www.thecrookedroadva.com, call (276) 492-2400 ext. 2409, or email: info@thecrookedroad.org.

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Sarah Mast
Author: Sarah Mast