The Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, presents its fourth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming June 8-16.  It's a movable feast of music and food, with more than two dozen venues scattered across southwest Virginia.  On this Across the Blue Ridge episode, we hear from some of the artists who will perform at this year's Homecoming, We also talk with Crooked Road director Jack Hinshelwood about the theme of this year's festival, its special guest artist – Delta blues performer Jimmy Duck Holmes – and why the Homecoming brings in guest artists from outside the Blue Ridge area. We also get a preview of a pair of special concerts this year, featuring winners of the Best Overall Performer prize at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia.  The show starts with a great fiddler, the late Benny Jarrell, and concludes with country music from Dolly Parton and a song from Americana band Mipso.  Something for everyone! 


  1. Lady of the Lake
    Benny Jarrell
    Lady of the Lake
  2. The Fiddle Man's Delight
    Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
    The Story We Tell
  3. Storms On The Ocean
    New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
    Bogtrotter Blues
  4. Bury Me Beneath The Willow
    George Pegram
    George Pegram
  5. He Said If I Be Lifted Up
    The Rosin Sisters
    It's All Your Fault
    Rosin Sisters
  6. Raindrop Waltz
    The Price Sisters
    A Heart Never Knows
  7. Lee Boy Blues
    Lee Sexton
    Whoa Mule
    June Appal
  8. Break 1 - Speed Of The Plow
    Matt Brown & Greg Reisch
    Speed Of The Plow
    Matt Brown & Greg Reisch
  9. Calico
    Erynn Marshall
    Merriweather Records Ltd.
  10. The Wolf Is At The Door
    Junior Sisk
    Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge
  11. Poor Sinner Fare Ye Well
    Martha Spencer
  12. Interview: Jack Hinshelwood
    Jack Hinshelwood
  13. Slow Down
    Jimmy Duck Holmes
    It Is What It Is
    Jimmy Duck Holmes
  14. Interview: Jack Hinshelwood
    Jack Hinshelwood
  15. Lonesome Pine
    Blue Highway
    Lonesome Pine
  16. Break 2 - The Turkey Derby
    Jesse McReynolds
    Crooked Road
  17. Honeysuckle Rag
    James Lindsey & The Mountain Ramblers
    Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
  18. Interview: Jack Hinshelwood
    Jack Hinshelwood
  19. Turkey In The Straw
    Larry Richardson
    Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
  20. Wilma Walker
    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    In Session
    Mountain Home
  21. Tomorrow Is Forever
    Dolly Parton
    Pure & Simple
    Dolly Records/SONY
  22. Train Down The Line
    Coming Down The Mountain
    Mipso LLC

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