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Event: Amber Collins and Branch House Pavilion

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, bluegrass trio Amber Collins and Branch House Pavilion performed at the Floyd Country Store, one of the major venues on the Crooked Road. I was familiar with the group because the guitarist, Scott Patrick, spoke to our class the month before, but had never been to the famous venue. […]

Event: Rising Appalachia

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, sister-duo Rising Appalachia performed at Radford University. I purposefully didn’t listen to their music before the show, so I would be surprised by whatever I heard when the concert started. Oddly enough, the music was the least surprising part of the whole experience. Chloe and Leah Smith performed songs […]

Event: T-Pain vs. Old Crow Medicine Show

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Florida hip-hop artist and rapper T-Pain came to Burruss Hall to perform seventy-minutes of his greatest hits. The event almost filled the 3,000-seat Burruss, which spoke to T-Pain’s relevance despite his not releasing an album since 2011. He was the fifth rapper to come to Virginia Tech this school […]

The Grasscutters


Cecil Creasey Sr. and Mary Creasey, January 1958



First vinyl album cover, “Mowin’ on Down the Line”



Band members:

Cecil Creasey (fiddle and vocals)

Bill Parrish (guitar and vocals)

Mel Hughes (mandolin and vocals)

Warren Rodgers (bass and vocals)

Eugene Roberts (banjo and vocals)



“I’m […]