6/12: Wry Straw with John McCutcheon
Forty years ago the trio known as Wry Straw—comprised of John McCutcheon, Rich Kirby, and Tommy Bledsoe and formerly based in Scott County, Virginia—released its only album, From Earth to Heaven, for the June Appal label before disbanding. These two Homecoming concerts will serve as a rare reunion of three master musicians, each of whom has trod separate but distinguished musical paths after Wry Straw. All three have produced their own acclaimed albums of traditional music, and collectively they have advanced the appreciation for traditional Appalachian music world-wide through performances, radio programs, theatre, teaching and many other endeavors. ~~~~ The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Company, Market Connections, Community Foundation for the New River Valley, Asset Solutions Corporation, Ballad Health, McGuire Woods LLP, Galax Moose Lodge # 773, Union Bank, Bank of Marion, Bill Kornrich, Breaks Insterstate Park, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Electric Hardwoods, Moonstruck Management, CGI, Rotary Club of Washington County, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Chantilly Farm, Downtown Wytheville Association, SWCC Educational Foundation, Walt & Janet Crickmer. Special thanks to Round the Mountain and Pro-Art Association. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at email@example.com or by calling 276-492-2409.