Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Visit Appalachia - Virginia: Crooked Road - VA Heritage Music Trail

Visit Appalachia - our leg of Appalachia features heritage music in SW Virginia.  You can hear the sounds of traditional gospel, bluegrass and mountain music here in Franklin County.  Rocky Mount is the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.  The first road side kiosk for visitors is one block behind The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast at The Depot.  Franklin County has produced some fine award winning musicians, and is also famed for having more local wing dings and weekly jams than any other community along this music trail.

Bluegrass and biscuits and gravy at Dairy Queen? Sure thing, every Thursday morning on Route 40 West, your Innkeeper can give you directions, it is less that 2 miles from the Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

Click here to view the printable map from National Geographic of our 253 miles of Crooked Road.  Visit the Crooked website for more things to see and do along this music trail.  But remember, it is not just about the music, it is about the mountain culture - the people who live in these hills.  If you whisk along from venue to venue and do not take the time to meet the people that make this region unique, then you have missed the experience completely.    Take some time here...slow down and take in the scenery, the music and the people on The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.

Remember what I always say..."In Franklin County you could toss a rock in any direction and hit a musician!"


Life is too short for bad coffee... Shellie @ The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia

Photo courtesy of the Franklin News Post