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Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Holler
Sep26

Loretta Lynn’s Butcher Holler

We go to the humble beginnings Loretta Lynn Homeplace – Photo: LTTL Butcher Holler, Van Lear, Kentucky Loretta Lynn’s Homeplace GrassRoots Music Tour All up, eight Webb children were reared in this humble abode – Melvin, Herman, Willie, Donald, Peggy Sue, Betty, Loretta and Crystal – in a holler that was populated by the coal company – they mined five shafts in Van Lear Kentucky, built houses, a school, a...

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Ralph Stanley Museum
Sep25

Ralph Stanley Museum

We find the spirit of Dr Ralph Stanley Photo: LTTL Ralph Stanley Museum Clintwood, Virginia GrassRoots Music Tour The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Centre is in the heart of the town of Clintwood, Virginia. The museum combines the career of Stanley (memorabilia and audio/visual displays), the mountains which framed his style, together with an historical journey of traditional mountain music. It is the...

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Earl Scruggs Centre
Sep20

Earl Scruggs Centre

We visit the Centre in Shelby NC Photo: LTTL Earl Scruggs Centre Shelby North Carolina September 19, 2019 GrassRoots Music Tour Located in a stately, former courthouse centred in a serene square in the heart of downtown Shelby, North Carolina, the Earl Scruggs Centre opened in 2014. Photo: LTTL Photo: LTTL Earl Scruggs was born and grew up near Shelby in Cleveland County. Located in the Piedmont section of the state, it is an area...

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Darren Nicholson Band
Sep19

Darren Nicholson Band

We review their show at Isis Music Hall Darren Nicholson Band – Photo: LTTL Darren Nicholson Band Live At Isis Music Hall Asheville North Carolina 17 September 2019 GrassRoots Music Tour Isis Music Hall – Photo: LTTL Based in the west of North Carolina, Darren Nicholson is mostly known as a member of the award-winning Balsam Range where he handles a variety of roles – mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone...

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We Go On The Road
Sep07

We Go On The Road

We prepare for a month’s music in the US South Yes folks, our bags are packed and we are poised to have a wonderful month of music – festivals and other live shows, behind-the-scenes visits to music heritage sites, straddling Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and maybe more. The GrassRoots Music Tour will be rolling along the highways and the backroads for three weeks and we will be doing some extra...

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USA Music Tour – September 2019
Oct18

USA Music Tour – September 2019

Read our plans for our USA music tour for September 2019     When Will The 2019 Kick-Off? Early September 2019   How Long Will It Go For?  Two to three weeks (itinerary being worked on)   What Will It Cover? The Americana Music Festival and Conference, Nashville Tennessee The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion festival, Bristol Virginia/Tennessee Other features to be announced soon   How Many Places Will Be...

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