The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is proud to present the exhibit Modern Visions, Mountain Views: The Cones of Flat Top Manor at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum from July 20 through November 30. The exhibit is a complement to the museum’s art exhibit Modern Visions, Modern Art: The Cone Sisters in North Carolina (August 3-November 30).
J2B2, a.k.a. John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, is an all-star bluegrass group featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians: John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing.
Join us for a concert with the Jeff Little Trio at the indoor theater at the Blue Ridge Music Center. With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent role in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But the music of the Jeff Little Trio is an exception. Littles distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision, and clarity.
Join us for a concert with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at the indoor theater at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Based on a mutual love of bluegrass, country, blues, western swing, and other string band music of all kinds, the partnership of dobro player Rob Ickes and guitarist Trey Hensley continues to delight audiences of traditional American music around the globe. The duo joined forces in 2015 when they released their first album, the Grammy nominated Before The Sun Goes Down.