Hailing from Southwest Virginia, The Crooked Road Ramblers are steeped in the traditional music of the Blue Ridge. They have played at the Carter Family Fold, Wayne Henderson Festival, HoustonFest, and many venues across Virginia and North Carolina. They claimed first place in the old-time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Fries & Union Grove fiddlers conventions in addition to second place at the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.
The Mountain Park Old Time Band is known for its dance music, whether it be square dance, flat foot, clogging, two step, or waltz. The band has played the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, Virginia. The group performs at the Carter Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, several times a year and each month at the Alleghany Jubilee. They have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and have opened for the bluegrass super group Blue Highway as well as for the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mike Snider, and Steep Canyon Rangers. The group has also played at MerleFest and HoustonFest.