The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail presents The Wildmans in concert on Thursday, April 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.
The Wildmans is a Floyd-based family band featuring the talents of siblings Eli and Aila Wildman on mandolin, fiddle and vocals, backed up by bandmom Deb Wildman on bass. Highly skilled instrumentals and soulful vocals applied to traditional bluegrass tunes with a smattering of old time, blues, and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound—old tunes fueled by young spirit.
From Chantilly Farm’s Bluegrass and BBQ Festival and FloydFest to the famed Galax and Mount Airy, N.C. Fiddler’s Conventions, they have pleased audiences from stages large and small throughout the region.
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, www.thecrookedroad.org, and at www.heartwoodvirginia.org. For additional information, call (276) 492-2409 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.