Organizers of the Lockn’ Music Festival are gearing up for this year’s event, despite complaints from ABC agents who videotaped illegal drug buys and one young woman sunbathing topless. The four-day fest will feature some big names, including Willie Nelson playing - for the first time - in Nelson County.
Lockn’ 2014 is expected to outdraw last year’s crowd of 25,000, with a long list of popular bands.
The Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax celebrates American Roots music originating in Southwest Virginia. Tab O’Neal talks to Richard Emmett of the Blue Ridge Music Center about roots music and samples some of the bands you can hear there:
For more information and to check out who's scheduled to perform, visit the Blue Ridge Music Center's website here.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is opening in Bristol, Virginia this weekend. Nashville may be the mecca of this music today, but as Johnny Cash himself put it, Bristol was the site of the ‘Big Bang’ that led to the universe of country music we know today.
It was there that the now famous “Bristol Sessions” were recorded by then unknown musicians.
It’s said the harmonica was invented by German instrument maker Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann in 1821. Nearly 100 years later, a man was born who would take his passion for the harmonica to another level… and keep it there for nearly another 100 years.