by Candyce Stapen, BellaOnline.com
In Virginia’s southwest and its Blue Ridge Highlands, toe-tapping fiddle and banjo tunes as well as blends of folk and popular music ring out against the mountains. Along the region’s back roads and main streets, discover the other kind of mountain magic: handmade quilts and pottery plus contemporary glass, fiber and wood creations.
To let visitors discover what locals always knew and loved, the area created the Crooked Road, a music heritage trail. The path zigzags and meanders for 253-miles through ten counties of the Appalachian Mountains. In The Crooked Road, a Music Heritage Trail, Joe Wilson details the venues from local country stores to festivals more than 40-years-old.
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