Song of the Mountains

Song of the Mountains

Showcases the best talents in bluegrass and old-time country music from the heart of the region where it all began. Performances are held at the beautifully restored Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia.

All Past Episodes

Lonesome River Band

56:46 | #1318 | TV-G

Since its formation over 35 years ago, Lonesome River Band continues its reputation as one of the most respected names in bluegrass music.

Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues/Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge

56:46 | #1317 | TV-G

Asheville, North Carolina's "Abby the Spoon Lady" with Chris Rodrigues and the hard-driving bluegrass band Mickey Galyean and Cullen's Bridge perform.

Seldom Scene

56:47 | #1316 | TV-G

Progressive bluegrass band the Seldom Scene take the stage.

Jesse Alexander Band / ETSIU Bluegrass Pride Band

56:47 | #1315 | TV-G

Family Bluegrass group the Jesse Alexander Band and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bluegrass Pride Band take the stage.

Brandon Lee Adams / The Gravy Boys

56:47 | #1314 | TV-G

Talented musician/singer Brandon Lee Adams and acoustic Americana group The Gravy Boys perform.

Jeff Little Trio with Wayne Henderson

56:47 | #1313 | TV-G

Appalachian guitarist Wayne Henderson teams up with the Jeff Little Trio for this performance.

Bella Raye / Robert Lester / The Band J4

56:47 | #1312 | TV-G

Singer/songwriter Bella Raye, musician/vocalist Robert Lester, and Americana singing group The Band J4 take the stage.

Doyle Lawson / Quicksilver

56:47 | #1311 | TV-G

Traditional bluegrass group Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver perform their hits.

Judy Marshall / Jim Lauderdale

56:47 | #1310 | TV-G

Judy Marshall wrote the gospel song "I Just Want to Thank You, Lord," that has been recorded and sung by many bluegrass and country gospel artists. Jim Lauderdale is an American country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter.

Webb Wilder / Sherman Holmes

56:47 | #1309 | TV-G

Webb Wilder turns loose on "It Came From Nashville," that instantly made him a rock 'n' roll contender. Sherman Holmes is a revered blues musician and has returned to the musical forefront at the age of 77.

Unspoken Tradition / The Litte Roy and Lizzy Show

56:47 | #1308 | TV-G

Inspired by their own influences and the roots of traditional music Unspoken Tradition bring a sound that is hard-driving but sincere.

John Berry

56:46 | #1307 | TV-G

Country music legend John Berry performs. His hit includes Your Love Amazes Me, Standing on the Edge of Goodbye, and She's Taken a Shine.

Lang Sisters / Carson Peters & Iron Mountain

56:47 | #1306 | TV-G

The Lang Sisters include many folk, bluegrass, and gospel favorites, as well as original songs. Carson Peters & Iron Mountain consist of young fiddling phenom Carson Peters along with Carson's father, Jamie Peters, Eric and Ben Marshall, and Austin Tate.

Lulu Roman / Garrett Newton Band

56:47 | #1305 | TV-G

LuLu Roman, best known from the TV show Hee Haw, is a successful vocalist. The Garrett Newton Band entertain the audience with their style of bluegrass.

Dom Flemons / Darrell Webb Band

56:46 | #1304 | TV-G

Don Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach. The Darrell Webb Band brings energy and excitement to the concert stage by reaching beyond traditional boundaries.

Salt & Light / Dollywood's Smoky Mountain String Band

56:46 | #1303 | TV-G

Salt and Light, an all-sibling band from North Carolina, perform. Dollywood's Smoky Mountain String Band includes Ashely Bradley, Jerry Butler, Roger Helton, and Kerry Kooch.

Hankensaw Boys

56:46 | #1302 | TV-G

Hackensaw Boys is an old-time string band that has made its own brand of music since 1999.

Wilson Banjo Co. / Clay Bank

56:46 | #1301 | TV-G

Wilson Banjo Co. is a hard driving bluegrass band from South Carolina, founded by Steve Wilson, banjo picker and master luthier. Clay Bank is an award-winning bluegrass band with powerful vocal abilities. They are living proof that raw, young talent can prevail.

Mountain Faith

56:47 | #1224 | TV-G

The Mountain Faith band perform their unique brand of Americana/Roots music.

Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys (Encore presentation)

56:46 | #1023 | TV-G

This encore presentation features Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys.

John Cowan with Darin & Brooke Aldridge

56:47 | #1222 | TV-G

John Cowan, known as the Voice of Newgrass, is accompanied by bluegrass husband and wife duo, Darin & Brooke Aldridge.

Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive; Dave Adkins Band

56:47 | #1221 | TV-G

Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive followed by the Dave Adkins Band perform.

The Boxcars

56:47 | #1220 | TV-G

The Boxcars is one of the most talented collections of artists currently on the bluegrass circuit.

Jesse Kramer; Presley & Taylor

56:47 | #1219 | TV-G

Jesse Kramer is a gifted singer/songwriter with a unique ability to write songs far beyond his years of experience. Presley & Taylor is a sister duo featuring a blend of original material and their favorite county music.

Molly Rose Band; Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

56:46 | #1218 | TV-G

The Molly Rose Band will twang your musical taste buds for the golden age of Bluegrass music. Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice is widely recognized as one of today's premier traditional bluegrass bands.

Jonathan Buckner & Chosen Road; Flatt Lonesome

56:46 | #1217 | TV-G

Chosen Road presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ through bluegrass music in churches, fairs, festivals, and other venues. If you love high lonesome harmony, soaring sibling vocals and powerful bluegrass music, then you will love Flatt Lonesome.

Blue Mafia; Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

56:46 | #1216 | TV-G

Blue Mafia is an upcoming group of great musicians. Ralph Stanly II & the Clinch Mountain Boys continue the tradition started with Ralph Senior.

Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer; Presley Barker & Wayne Henderson

56:47 | #1215 | TV-G

Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer perform old-time music with a distinctive banjo and bass sound. Presley Barker & Wayne Henderson are two of the finest guitar pickers around - they are joined by a talented band.

David Holt & Josh Goforth

56:46 | #1213 | TV-G

David Holt & Josh Goforth combine the gifted sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin, and a world of exciting rhythm instruments.

Troublesome Hollow featuring Jim Buchanan; Edgar Loudermilk with Jeff Autry

56:46 | #1212 | TV-G

Traditional bluegrass band Troublesome Hollow is joined by legendary fiddler Jim Buchanan. Edgar Loudermilk & Jeff Autry bring a great mix of songwriting and musicianship to the stage.

Molly Jeanne; Michael Reno Harrell; Mike Stevens & Raymond McLain

56:46 | #1211 | TV-G

Singer/songwriter Molly Jeanne, Michael Reno Harrell, and the unique musical style of Mike Stevens and Raymond McLain are showcased.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

56:47 | #1210 | TV-G

Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver perform.

Bill & Maggie Anderson; VW Boys

56:47 | #1209 | TV-G

The Americana music of Bill and Maggie Anderson and the music and comedy of the VW Boys are showcased.

The Dillards

56:46 | #1208 | TV-G

Bluegrass pioneers The Dillards perform.

Loose Strings; Mike Stevens & Raymond McLain

56:46 | #1207 | TV-G

Loose Strings and Mike Stevens & Raymond McLain perform.

Trinity River Band; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

56:47 | #1206 | TV-G

Trinity River Band and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper perform.

Riley Anglen & The Big Guns; Appalachian Trail

56:47 | #1205 | TV-G

Riley Anglen & The Big Guns and Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Band perform.

Tribute & Memorial to Miss Dixie Hall: Larry Stephenson Band; Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

56:46 | #1204 | TV-G

The Larry Stephenson Band and Chris Jones & The Night Drivers pay tribute to country and bluegrass songwriter Miss Dixie Hall.

Tribute & Memorial to Miss Dixie Hall: Dixie Trio; Heather Berry & Tony Mabe; The RidgeRunners

56:47 | #1203 | TV-G

The Dixie Trio, Heather Berry & Tony Mabe, and The RidgeRunners pay tribute to country and bluegrass songwriter Miss Dixie Hall.

Flashback with Larry Cordle

56:47 | #1202 | TV-G

Singer/songwriter Larry Cordle is known for his song "Murder on Music Row", which was recorded by George Strait and Alan Jackson.

Bluegrass Sweethearts; Mark Brine; Irene Kelley

56:46 | #1201 | TV-G

Bluegrass Sweethearts, Mark Brine, and Irene Kelley perform.

Bobby Hicks & Mark Kuykendall/Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

56:46 | #1124 | TV-G

The program features bluegrass fiddler Bobby Hicks and Mark Kuykendall, and Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle.

Carolina Blue/Moron Brothers

56:46 | #1123 | TV-G

Traditional bluegrass and gospel band Carolina Blue and Kentucky's The Moron Brothers perform.

Newberry & Compton/Jeff Little Trio

56:46 | #1122 | TV-G

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry and the Jeff Little Trio perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #624 | TV-G

Performers include Jubal's Kin and Chuck Odum/Christmas.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #623 | TV-G

The award-winning bluegrass band The Grascals are featured.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #622 | TV-G

Synder Family, Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, and Rigney Family Bluegrass perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #621 | TV-G

Hard Ryde, James Leva and Purgatory Mountain, and McPeak Brothers perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #620 | TV-G

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #619 | TV-G

Larkins, Solid Rock 3, and Whitetop Mountain Band perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #618 | TV-G

Doc Watson and Jeff Little perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #617 | TV-G

Appalachian Trail and Avery County are showcased.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #616 | TV-G

Primitive Quartet and Takeharu Kunimoto and the Last Frontier perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #615 | TV-G

Performances by the Leadbetters and the Song Catchers are showcased.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #614 | TV-G

Redhead Express and the Carolina Travelers perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #613 | TV-G

Anderson and Strickland, Randy Waller, and Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #612 | TV-G

The VW Boys and Patsy and Donna Stoneman perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #611 | TV-G

Donna Ulisse and the Chuck Wagon Gang perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #610 | TV-G

North Sea Gas and Vinny Ringrose perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #609 | TV-G

A performance by Mountain Heart is showcased.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #608 | TV-G

Fitzmaurice Band and Amber Collins and No Speed Limit perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #607 | TV-G

Michael Reno Harrell and Jeff Little Trio perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #606 | TV-G

The John Cowan Band is featured.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #605 | TV-G

Duty Free and Nu-Blue perform.

Song of the Mountains

56:46 | #604 | TV-G

Riders In The Sky perform.

Glenn Bolick, Buck Ridge, David Matthews, and the

56:46 | #602 | TV-G

Glenn Bolick, Buck Ridge, David Matthews, and the Sunset Valley Boys perform.

Kathy Mattea

56:46 | #601 | TV-G

Grammy-winning singer and country music and bluegrass performer Kathy Mattea is showcased.

Good Times with Good Friends

59:00 | #112 | TV-G

Spencer Strickland has won prestigious awards, such as Best All Around Performer at both the Galax Fiddlers' Convention in 2004 and the mandolin competition at MerleFest in April 2005. After apprenticing with luthier Gerald Anderson, he began making his own instruments in 1997. Strickland and Anderson then formed a band.

Musical Potpourri

58:47 | #111 | TV-G

Lightnin' Charlie Dolinger's dynamic stage shows combine gutsy vocals, smoking guitar runs, and high-energy showmanship. Moccasin Gap's repertoire includes traditional bluegrass tunes as well as pop songs delivered in a bluegrass style. Frank Emerson's songs are interspersed with background information, stories, jokes, and toasts. And singer/songwriter Katie Doman travels around the region performing and lecturing on traditional Appalachian music.

Old-Time Roots

58:40 | #110 | TV-G

Lonesome Will Mullins and the Virginia Playboys perform a lively mix of hard-driving bluegrass, lonesome ballads, gospel songs, and old-time clawhammer banjo tunes. Kentucky 31, named for a common form of fescue, performs toe-tapping bluegrass originals. Old-fashioned string band the Corklickers draws its repertoire from early country music.

Bona Fide Bluegrass

55:42 | #109 | TV-G

Led by 82-year-old Everett Lilly, the current version of the Lilly Mountaineers carries on the family legacy begun by its own bluegrass pioneers. Although Highway 11-W just formed, its individual members have been playing bluegrass since they were kids.

Pickin' with Pride

58:58 | #108 | TV-G

Wayne Henderson is a musician and instrument maker who has played guitar at Carnegie Hall, on three "Masters of the Steel-String Guitar" national tours, and in seven other countries on three continents. Jeff Little is known as the "Piano Man from the Blue Ridge." The Cana Ramblers family band features tight harmonies.

Old-Time Traditions

55:34 | #107 | TV-G

The Wolfe Brothers' repertoire ranges from rarely heard traditional tunes to original songs. The Cripple Creek Renegades play traditional Appalachian mountain string band music. And teenage performers Tommy Freeman and Tennessee Skyline demonstrate an impressive command of bluegrass styles.

Family and Friends

57:13 | #106 | TV-G

The Booher Family blends the finest traditional, contemporary, and gospel bluegrass. The music of Twin Springs is familiar to fans at Bristol's Rhythm and Roots festival, the Carter Family Fold, and the Down Home in Johnson City. The Fritts Family Band of Rogersville, TN began performing in 1986 and has since appeared across the country.

Medley of Talent

55:59 | #105 | TV-G

Now in their early 20s, Shaunna and Tina Larkin have already played at the Grand Ole Opry three times, sharing their vibrant harmonies and rich blend of country, rock, and bluegrass. Fire in the Kitchen is a quartet specializing in Appalachian and Celtic music, and Jim Lloyd is an award-winning musician and teacher.

Old School Spirit

56:48 | #104 | TV-G

The Good Company Band, led by bluegrass veteran Mac Puckett, was formed in early 2003 and has quickly gained a following through performances and radio broadcasts. Each of the multi-talented members of Appalachian Trail plays at least two instruments in addition to providing vocals, songwriting, and arrangements. The VW Boys blend music, magic, and comedy to present a complete variety show.

International Traditions

56:03 | #103 | TV-G

The Lonesome River Band plays hard-driving bluegrass with a rock 'n' roll edge, meticulous picking, and tight harmonies. Celtic Air, made up of an ever-changing group of 14- to 18-year-olds, has toured across the Southeast and in Scotland. And Trey Hensley is becoming known for his guitar skills at the tender age of 15.

In Harmony with the Hills

58:06 | #102 | TV-G

For more than 20 years, Fescue has delighted audiences across the Southeast with a repertoire that ranges from slow ballads to hard-driving bluegrass tunes. The McPeak Brothers have been widely respected in both the bluegrass and gospel worlds since they first started performing more than 40 years ago.

Young Guns of Bluegrass

57:04 | #101 | TV-G

The ETSU Bluegrass Band is made up of students and faculty from East Tennessee State University, the only four-year academic institution in the world with a comprehensive bluegrass music program. The dynamic young band No Speed Limit has opened for Del McCoury, released a critically acclaimed CD, and taken third place in the International Band Competition at the 2006 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America awards.

Song of the Mountains

Performers include Jackie Kincaid and Steppin Out, Mark Newton, and the Stringtones.

Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia; The Bankesters

Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia are a traditional bluegrass band based out of Southwest Virginia. The Bankesters have grown from a 'cute kid' act to a serious collection of young adult musicians.

Eddy Raven with Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Eddy Raven, known for his Cajun-influenced country music, is joined by bluegrass fan favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.

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   Lincoln Theatre
   (276) 783-6093
   117 E. Main Street
   P.O. Box 664
   Marion, VA 24354