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








  •  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
Henry Reed ca. 1967


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


TCR Wayside in Franklin County


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