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A Guide to the Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail

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Officially designated as Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, the Crooked Road is a 250-mile driving route through southwestern Virginia. Each chapter of A Guide to the Crooked Road focuses on one of the 10 counties through which the road passes. The book includes 2 CDs featuring examples of the Appalachian music style.
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Overview

Officially designated as Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, the Crooked Road is a 250-mile driving route through southwestern Virginia. Each chapter of A Guide to the Crooked Road focuses on one of the 10 counties through which the road passes. The book includes 2 CDs featuring examples of the Appalachian music style.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895873279
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 775,143
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Wilson, chairman of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, is a music historian and folklorist. He has produced over 40 large-scale music festivals in 11 states. In 2001 he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    A welcome addition to American Music History reference collections

    The 'Crooked Road' is what people used to call the stretch of the 253 mile long U.S. Highway 58 that crosses through Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain country as it connects the Virginia Piedmont with the Cumberland Mountains. It is also known as Virginia's 'Heritage Music Trail', an officially designated driving route that leads to some of the best traditional mountain music in the country. In A Guide To The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, music historian, folklorist Joe Wilson (who is also Chairman of the National Council for the Traditional Arts and producer of forty-one large-scale music festivals in eleven states) introduces music lovers to a tour of ten Virginian counties providing a traveler's guide to the area's distinctive musical attractions, as well as opportunities to enjoy local crafts, outdoor recreation, lodging and dining while doing so. An accompanying CD showcases fifty-three example of the region's Old-Time, Bluegrass, Piedmont Blues, Anglo-American ballads, and Appalachian Gospel Music showcases pieces that range from 'Baptist Shout' (Frank Jenkins, 1927) to'Taking the Crooked Road Home (Sammy Shelor, Linda Lay, David Lay, 2006). A welcome addition to American Music History reference collections, A Guide To The Crooked Road is also a wonderfully organized and presented traveler's reference and planning guide.

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