We’re hosting a workshop stage at HoustonFest this year.
We had a great opening at the Floyd Country Store last night for our Apprenticeship Program gallery. Many past masters and apprentices showed up, including Buddy Pendleton and his apprentice… Read More»
Next weekend Bristol will be packed with concerts for Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. From September 18th to 20th 130 artists will play all over the city on big stages… Read More»
On a recent field recording trip to southwest Virginia we stopped by and checked on Rev. Frank Newsome at his Haysi home. If you’ve never heard the Reverend’s voice, some… Read More»
The Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention is the largest and oldest fiddlers’ convention in the world, so it’s no surprise that it’s been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.… Read More»
It is with deep sadness that we relay the news that Joe Wilson, tireless advocate for the traditional arts both here and abroad, passed away at the age of 77.… Read More»
The Virginia Folklife Program sponsored and participated in the fifth annual HoustonFest in Galax, Virginia, on May 1 and 2. HoustonFest commemorates the life of Houston Caldwell, a bluegrass banjo… Read More»
The Folklife Showcase is thrilled to welcome back our favorite fried apple pie makers, Frances Davis and her sister, Annie James. They will be back at the friers making their… Read More»