Great music is coming to us from The Crooked Road! Treat yourself!

On Sunday, October 8 at 3 p.m. at the Highland Center, Wayne Henderson and Helen White will play some of the best Bluegrass and Old Time music ever heard. I speak from audience experience; you are in for a very special concert. Their energy, vocal quality, fiddling and lightening finger-style Appalachian guitar playing are truly impressive! And, did I mention the funny stories – good fun for all ages. Get ready! Mark your calendar!

Haven’t heard of them?

Wayne Henderson has won more first place prizes for guitar picking at the Galax Fiddlers Convention than any other competitor! He is often the featured Crooked Road artist at the National Folk Festival. In 1995, Wayne was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor given to folk and traditional artists. He was chosen for his legendary craftsmanship in making guitars, mandolins and banjos and for his renowned guitar playing.  His guitars are so sought after, there’s a 10-year waiting list — even for Eric Clapton.

Also from Southwest Virginia, Helen White is exceptional as well. Recognized by the Virginia Commission of the Arts and Virginia Foundation of the Humanities, she is an impressive singer, fiddler, guitarist and tunesmith. She is the founder of the Junior Appalachian Musicians Program that serves students in 40 mountain counties in VA, NC, SC and TN, introducing them to their musical heritage .  Both Wayne and Helen participate in the Virginia Folklife Program and are frequent visiting instructors at major traditional music camps across the country.

Come out and be wowed and entertained for an afternoon of music you won’t forget.

 

Mary Dunn, Hightown

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