Blue Ridge Music Trails
January 21, 2004 11:26 AM   Subscribe

Blue Ridge Music Trails. An invaluable resource for fans of old-time country, bluegrass, gospel and folk music in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Includes places and events like the Friday night Flatfoot Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store and the Saturday-night show at the Carter Family Fold .
posted by gottabefunky (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Awww.....stop it. You're make'n me homesick.

I can't belive the new owners renamed Cockram's General Store the generic-sounding Floyd Country Store. Yeesh. They don't even mention the name Cockram's on their history page.
posted by junkbox at 11:51 AM on January 21, 2004

The Carter Family Fold is an event recommended for anyone interested in this type music. You never know who will show up and be playing there!
posted by nofundy at 12:26 PM on January 21, 2004

Cool. Thanks!
posted by hackly_fracture at 1:05 PM on January 21, 2004

From the heart of the Blue Ridge, thanks!
posted by moonbird at 1:52 PM on January 21, 2004

Yeah, this is pretty good, but I don't see the kind of editorial content that would help people appreciate some of the great venues to hit. For example, the Maggie Valley Opry House, if you're ever hanging around Haywood County: given how weak Raymond Fairchild's official site is (the biography link is broken), I'd like to tell you bluntly that here's your chance to hear a living legend & banjo virtuoso, with a good band (and even some old time family fun show-style humor from Hump Hammer) for a few bucks, hundreds of nights each year.
posted by Zurishaddai at 2:47 PM on January 21, 2004

If you're near Brevard, NC, be sure to check out Friday Nights at Lake Toxaway Community Center. Free Bluegrass from 7-10 and a cheap country dinner.
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:47 PM on January 21, 2004

Great links, great post - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:57 AM on January 22, 2004

Cool links. It's worthwhile hanging out around Galax, VA, Hillsville, VA, Mt. Airy, NC, and up and down Rt. 52. The music just seeps out from everywhere.
posted by Vidiot at 8:49 PM on January 22, 2004

There are tasty bloggy bits about Floyd County here.
posted by maggieb at 10:08 PM on January 22, 2004

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