Crooked Road presents Buttermilk Girls concert

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents the Buttermilk Girls in concert on Thursday, January 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon. This youth music concert is part of The Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood.
Beth Miller and Maggie Gatley form the Buttermilk Girls. Seventeen year-old Beth Miller of Big Stone Gap is widely known for her songwriting and musical talents. She was recently awarded the top prize in the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair Youth Talent Contest and was a finalist in the Gathering in the Gap Songwriting Contest.
Maggie Gatley, 15, of Kingsport, Tenn., is an award-winning fiddle player and vocalist. The two met at Mountain Empire Community College’s Mountain Music School and have being playing together for several years.
The Crooked Road Music Series takes place each Thursday at Heartwood. The series features youth music performers each second Thursday and showcases venues of The Crooked Road region each fourth Thursday. These events, along with open jams on the first, third, (and fifth) Thursday of every month showcase Southwest Virginia performers.
The Crooked Road Music Series is sponsored by The Crooked Road with support from Heartwood, Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway is located off I-81 at Exit 14 in Abingdon, and features food, music, and craft of Southwest Virginia. Admission to the concert is free and donations will be accepted for Crooked Road Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP).
More information can be found at The Crooked Road website,, and at For additional information, please call (276) 492-2409 or email:

The Buttermilk Girls (Photo by Amy Greear)
The Buttermilk Girls (Photo by Amy Greear)

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