By CALVIN PYNN
Abingdon– The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail will present a Youth Music Series concert on Thursday, Jan. 9.
The concert will take place at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Va., and will feature Sycamore Hollow from Lee County.
Sycamore Hollow formed in early 2013, and has already been recognized for mixing traditional and contemporary musical elements. They are also know for their energetic live performances.
The band has performed at regional venues, including the Doc Boggs Festival in Norton, Va. Their influences range from The Stanley Brothers to SteelDriver.
Sycamore Hollow released its debut album, “A Different Frame of Mind”, in fall of 2013.
The Crooked Road Music Series features youth music performers, as well as showcasing venues of the Crooked Road region. That includes venues across Southwest Virginia and the New River Valley, such as the Hillbilly Opry in Dublin and the River City Grill in Radford.
Heartwood hosts these events, along with open jams on the first, third, and fifth Thursday of every month. A complete schedule for the music series is available at www.thecrookedroad.org or www.heartwoodvirginia.org.
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway is located off I-81 at Exit 14 in Abingdon, Virginia and features food, music, and craft of Southwest Virginia. Admission to the concert is free and donations will be accepted for The Crooked Road Traditional Music Education Program (TMEP).
The music series is sponsored by The Crooked Road, Heartwood, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on The Crooked Road Music Series call (276) 492-2409 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.