A Folk Tradition: Mountain Music in Montgomery County and Giles County

 

 

 

 

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  •  1965-1968:  Alan Jabbour records old time fiddler Henry Reed in his home at Glen Lyn, VA
  • 1967 and 1969:  Alan Jabbour gives the recordings to the Library of Congress
  • 1973:  the first and last Blacksburg Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Ellet Valley
  • Mid-1970s:  Start of the Hoorah Cloggers, an old time music dance group centered in Blacksburg
  • 1980:  Start of the Blacksburg Square Dance, which is an ongoing tradition
  • 1992-1993:  Bill Richardson gets the public old time jam going in Blacksburg
  • 2002:  First Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention in Glen Lyn (now in Newport)
  • 2007:  WNRV AM 990 starts to only play bluegrass and old time music
  • 2013:  Interviews by Dr. Puckett’s class conducted for TCR affiliation project
  • Sept. 25, 2013:  Blacksburg Farmers Market Jam officially recognized as TCR affiliate
  • March 2014:  The Crooked Road Festival at the Moss Arts Center
  • June 12-20 2015:  Mountains of Music Homecoming–concerts and related events throughout TCR affiliated locations
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Henry Reed ca. 1967

 

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Flyer for Kerry Hay’s Bluegrass and Old Time Fiddlers Convention
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Alexander Black House Old Time Jam

 

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TCR Wayside in Franklin County

 

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