Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Get ready for Roanoke FiddleFest 2011 this July 29-30th!

FiddleFest 2011 will take place July 29 - 30 on the campus of Hollins University! You won't want to miss our unbeatable workshops, concerts, jams and more, featuring the talented artists below:

Sierra Hull & Highway 111

Sierra HullBoundaries — age, genre or otherwise — don’t hamper an artist like Sierra. As a player, a singer and a songwriter, she also has remarkable range, the potential to win over ears unfamiliar with Bill Monroe and give performances of broad cultural importance.

More about Sierra Hull & Highway 111:
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At FiddleFest Friday, July 29th:
» Workshops: banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass
» Afternoon Concert
» Evening Concert

Dale Ann Bradley

Dale Ann BradleyDale Ann Bradley is the 2007, 2008 and 2009 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and has been hailed by Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs as one of the greatest vocalists in country and bluegrass music.

More about Dale Ann Bradley:
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At FiddleFest Saturday, July 30th:
» Open Jam: Up Close with the Dale Ann Bradley Band
» Evening Concert

Paul Williams & the Victory Trio

Paul Williams and the Victory TrioIf you want to feel bluegrass gospel, then Paul Williams and the Victory Trio are the real deal. A master songwriter, Paul's songs are part of the bluegrass and country lexicon. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Trio!

More about Paul Williams & the Victory Trio:
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At FiddleFest Friday, July 29th:
» Workshops: banjo, vocal, bass
» Afternoon Concert
» Evening Concert

The Travelers

The TravelersAfter a long hiatus, The Travelers are back to travel again. Soaring vocals, hot picking, soulful performances are all part of The Travelers new show. Don't miss it!

More about The Travelers:
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At FiddleFest Saturday, July 30th:
» Workshops: banjo, guitar, vocal, bass
» Afternoon Concert
» Evening Concert

The Eastman String Band

The Eastman String BandTim Finch, Savannah Finch, and their band team up to create exciting and unique music that melds the roots of Bluegrass with Americana exemplifying the “Alt-Grass movement”. Sponsored by Eastman Strings, they mix heartfelt vocals with high energy instrumentals and soaring harmonies!

More about The Eastman String Band:
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At FiddleFest Friday, July 29th:
» Workshops: banjo, fiddle, vocal
» Afternoon Concert
» Evening Concert

Jim & Valerie Gabehart

Jim and Valerie GabehartAfter marrying in 1981, Jim and Valerie Gabehart began a musical partnership which has lasted 27 years. When their youngest left home for college, they began work on putting together a new group and getting back out on the road. Jim and Valerie are ready to hit the stage with enthusiasm and excitement!

More about Jim & Valerie Gabehart:
Website | Facebook | YouTube

At FiddleFest Friday, July 29th:
» Workshops: banjo, mandolin, vocal, bass
» Afternoon Concert
» Evening Concert

The Locust Mountain Boys

The Locust Mountain BoysThe Locust Mountain Boys are a Progressive Bluegrass band from the mountains of Craig County Virginia. They are crowd favorites, playing and singing their own brand of good-ole Mountain Music.

More about The Locust Mountain Boys:
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At FiddleFest Saturday, July 30th:
» Workshops: banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, bass
» Afternoon Concert
» Evening Concert

Conner & Miller

Conner and MillerConner & Miller calls their music "Americoustic", as it's all American music from the world of bluegrass, country, old time, and rock and roll. Occasionally they’ll share with you something that they wrote, and there ain’t no tellin’ what that might be

More about Conner &; Miller:
Website | Facebook | MySpace | YouTube | Twitter

At FiddleFest Friday, July 29th:
» Workshops: guitar, fiddle, bass
» Afternoon Concert

New at FiddleFest 2011!

Thursday Night Jam

Parking Area (near campground)
Starts at 6:00 PM on Thursday
Open Jam
Open jam for pickers, singers, and spectatorsJoin us at our kickoff event near the campground on Thursday night for jamming and some good food! Host Rodney Gaskins will be cooking up some good things to eat and encourages everyone to bring something to share. Bring your instrument, your chair, your cooler, and join in!

Find out more:
The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is an easy drive to Hollins University and Fiddle Fest.  We are 45 minutes from Hollins. Consider staying with us and show us your ticket for $20 off per night! (not combined with other discounts or specials)

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA. The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is 15 miles to three exits off The Blue Ridge Parkway.  We are located at the half-way point of this beloved road in Virginia, exit at MP 121.  We were awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor - click here to see our certificate.

* Please check with contacts listed above for event times, dates and location, this innfo is brought to you to assist with your travel plans. We are not responsible for scheduling changes.

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