The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents the Loose Strings Band in concert on Thursday, June 9 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.
The Loose Strings Band is an all-girls band from Galax. The five members ranging from 15 to 22 years of age. The band has been together for 10 years, playing at bluegrass conventions, weddings, benefits, churches, reunions, and festivals.
They are known in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and beyond for their blend of tight vocal harmonies and driving rhythms. They are also unique in that they all play an instrument and sing. The band has just completed a new CD entitled “Journey With No End” with the help of Wesley Easter and Johnny Williams. Seven of the ten songs on the CD are originals.
The Crooked Road Music Series takes place each Thursday at Heartwood. The series features youth artists 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 Thursdays showcase Southwest Virginia performers. The Crooked Road Music Series is sponsored by 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, www.thecrookedroad.org, and at www.heartwoodvirginia.org. For additional information, please call (276) 492-2409 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.