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Friday Night Foot-Tappin’…..

Tonight’s foot-tappin’ selections showcase a few artists that are keeping the roots of Bluegrass & early string music alive today. Enjoy…

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Beginning The Project…

For quite some time I’ve wanted to begin a project that would tell the true story of the mountain residents from the areas in and around Rockingham & Page County VA. If you, or anyone you know would like to … Continue reading

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Friday-Night Foot-tappin’

I figured that tonight would be a good time to share this…tap your foot and sing along if you know it

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Down In The River To Pray…Religion In The Mountains – Part 2

Reading from the book of Luke, the 3rd chapter and 16th verse, “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to … Continue reading

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Row Us Over The Tide – Part 2

Above: Bela Lam record from my personal collection In part 1 I asked you to put yourself in the shoes of Bela Lam and his family as they stood in New York for the first time. That’s where we’ll pick … Continue reading

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Row Us Over The Tide – Part 1

Imagine yourself, standing in Times Square in 1927. You’ve never seen a city, muchless the size of New York. You’ve spent your entire life in the mountains of the Blue Ridge farming and taking care of your family. That’s where … Continue reading

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FaSoLa…..Shape Note Shenandoah Style….

Front row from L: James (Jimmy), Henry (holding Kieffer hymnal: The Temple Star), Zeb, Lewis, Burleigh & Bob Back row from L: Elmer, Fred, Tressie, Flossie…Elmer & Fred are James’ sons. Tressie & Flossie are Zeb’s daughters Open your Bibles … Continue reading

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