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Russell County Performers to be Featured at Heartwood

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Jeff Brown and the Still Lonesome BandThe Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail proudly presents a Crooked Road Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, August 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. The concert will feature Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome.

Jeff Brown has performed on many of the world’s famous stages including the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee and the television shows Austin City Limits and Song of the Mountains on PBS. Jeff also toured with The Charlie Sizemore Band and has performed with Blue Highway, Dr Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and many more. Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome features Jeff’s son Austin (age 14) on acoustic bass and nephew Noah Brown (age 16) on vocals and guitar, as well as Ryan Mullins on vocals and mandolin, and Meredith Goins on fiddle.

“The Youth Music Series provides unparalleled interaction among master performers and aspiring young musicians” said Jonathan Romeo, Program Manager for The Crooked Road’s Traditional Music Education Program. “It is an opportunity for highlighting outstanding youth performers from throughout the region”.

The Crooked Road Music Series will continue through 2012 and will feature youth music performers, as well as showcasing Venues of the Crooked Road region. A new Heartwood Jam Session features open jams on the 1st, 3rd, (and 5th) Thursday of every month. A complete schedule for the music series is available on The Crooked Road website at www.thecrookedroad.org.

The music series is sponsored by The Crooked Road, Heartwood, Appalachian Regional Commission, Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free and donations will be accepted for The Crooked Road Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP). Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway is located off I-81 at Exit 14 in Abingdon, Virginia and features food, music, and craft of Southwest Virginia.

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