The Best of Richmond Folk Music

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A blog dedicated to the best of Richmond’s folk music scene – featuring album reviews, show previews, and interviews with local artists.

The Best of Richmond Folk Music

Richmond Folk Music is a great place to enjoy the best of what the city has to offer in terms of music. The best part is that it is free and open to the public. You can bring your own food and drink, and there is no need to worry about costume or presentation.

The Crooked Road

mountains of Southwest Virginia. The Crooked Road is a journey through time and place, winding its way through sleepy towns and vibrant communities, past towering mountains and rushing rivers. Along the way, you’ll hear the music that has shaped the region and the people who make it.

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail is a 400-mile driving route that follows the historic path of the Appalachian Mountains from Breaks Interstate Park on the Kentucky border through to Wise County on the Tennessee border. The trail is home to more than 50 traditional musicians, most of whom live in rural communities and play music that has been passed down through generations.

There are a number of ways to experience The Crooked Road. You can take a self-guided driving tour, stopping at venues along the way to enjoy performances by some of the regions best musicians. Or you can attend one of the many events and festivals that are held throughout the year.

The Richmond Folk Festival

The Richmond Folk Festival is an annual event that celebrates the traditional music and dance of cultures from around the world. The festival is free to the public and takes place in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

The Richmond Folk Festival features a wide variety of music and dance performances on multiple stages, as well as workshops, movies, food vendors, and more. The festival also hosts a number of competitions, including the National Folk Festival Storytelling Competition and the National Folk Music Championships.

The Richmond Folk Festival is widely considered to be one of the best folk festivals in the United States. If you’re a fan of folk music, this is definitely an event you won’t want to miss!

The American Folklife Center

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., collects, documents, preserves and makes available traditional folk music and folk arts of all cultures and regions of the United States.

The Center was established by Congress in 1976 as part of the Library of Congress to preserve and present American folklife through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, broadcasting, publication and training. The Center includes the Archive of Folk Culture, which was founded in 1928 as a repository for American folklore material collected by others. Today the collections number more than 3 million items and represent a wide variety of cultural groups throughout the United States and around the world.

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