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
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.
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.
56:47 | #1316 | TV-G
Progressive bluegrass band the Seldom Scene take the stage.
56:47 | #1315 | TV-G
Family Bluegrass group the Jesse Alexander Band and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Bluegrass Pride Band take the stage.
56:47 | #1314 | TV-G
Talented musician/singer Brandon Lee Adams and acoustic Americana group The Gravy Boys perform.
56:47 | #1313 | TV-G
Appalachian guitarist Wayne Henderson teams up with the Jeff Little Trio for this performance.
56:47 | #1312 | TV-G
Singer/songwriter Bella Raye, musician/vocalist Robert Lester, and Americana singing group The Band J4 take the stage.
56:47 | #1311 | TV-G
Traditional bluegrass group Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver perform their hits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
56:46 | #1302 | TV-G
Hackensaw Boys is an old-time string band that has made its own brand of music since 1999.
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.
56:47 | #1224 | TV-G
The Mountain Faith band perform their unique brand of Americana/Roots music.
56:46 | #1023 | TV-G
This encore presentation features Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys.
56:47 | #1222 | TV-G
John Cowan, known as the Voice of Newgrass, is accompanied by bluegrass husband and wife duo, Darin & Brooke Aldridge.
56:47 | #1221 | TV-G
Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive followed by the Dave Adkins Band perform.
56:47 | #1220 | TV-G
The Boxcars is one of the most talented collections of artists currently on the bluegrass circuit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
56:47 | #1210 | TV-G
Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver perform.
56:47 | #1209 | TV-G
The Americana music of Bill and Maggie Anderson and the music and comedy of the VW Boys are showcased.
56:46 | #1208 | TV-G
Bluegrass pioneers The Dillards perform.
56:46 | #1207 | TV-G
Loose Strings and Mike Stevens & Raymond McLain perform.
56:47 | #1206 | TV-G
Trinity River Band and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper perform.
56:47 | #1205 | TV-G
Riley Anglen & The Big Guns and Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Band perform.
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.
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.
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.
56:46 | #1201 | TV-G
Bluegrass Sweethearts, Mark Brine, and Irene Kelley perform.
56:46 | #1124 | TV-G
The program features bluegrass fiddler Bobby Hicks and Mark Kuykendall, and Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle.
56:46 | #1123 | TV-G
Traditional bluegrass and gospel band Carolina Blue and Kentucky's The Moron Brothers perform.
56:46 | #1122 | TV-G
Mike Compton and Joe Newberry and the Jeff Little Trio perform.
56:46 | #624 | TV-G
Performers include Jubal's Kin and Chuck Odum/Christmas.
56:46 | #623 | TV-G
The award-winning bluegrass band The Grascals are featured.
56:46 | #622 | TV-G
Synder Family, Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, and Rigney Family Bluegrass perform.
56:46 | #621 | TV-G
Hard Ryde, James Leva and Purgatory Mountain, and McPeak Brothers perform.
56:46 | #620 | TV-G
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform.
56:46 | #619 | TV-G
Larkins, Solid Rock 3, and Whitetop Mountain Band perform.
56:46 | #618 | TV-G
Doc Watson and Jeff Little perform.
56:46 | #617 | TV-G
Appalachian Trail and Avery County are showcased.
56:46 | #616 | TV-G
Primitive Quartet and Takeharu Kunimoto and the Last Frontier perform.
56:46 | #615 | TV-G
Performances by the Leadbetters and the Song Catchers are showcased.
56:46 | #614 | TV-G
Redhead Express and the Carolina Travelers perform.
56:46 | #613 | TV-G
Anderson and Strickland, Randy Waller, and Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice perform.
56:46 | #612 | TV-G
The VW Boys and Patsy and Donna Stoneman perform.
56:46 | #611 | TV-G
Donna Ulisse and the Chuck Wagon Gang perform.
56:46 | #610 | TV-G
North Sea Gas and Vinny Ringrose perform.
56:46 | #609 | TV-G
A performance by Mountain Heart is showcased.
56:46 | #608 | TV-G
Fitzmaurice Band and Amber Collins and No Speed Limit perform.
56:46 | #607 | TV-G
Michael Reno Harrell and Jeff Little Trio perform.
56:46 | #606 | TV-G
The John Cowan Band is featured.
56:46 | #605 | TV-G
Duty Free and Nu-Blue perform.
56:46 | #604 | TV-G
Riders In The Sky perform.
56:46 | #602 | TV-G
Glenn Bolick, Buck Ridge, David Matthews, and the Sunset Valley Boys perform.
56:46 | #601 | TV-G
Grammy-winning singer and country music and bluegrass performer Kathy Mattea is showcased.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Performers include Jackie Kincaid and Steppin Out, Mark Newton, and the Stringtones.
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, known for his Cajun-influenced country music, is joined by bluegrass fan favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.
117 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 664
Marion, VA 24354