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International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson and his band, Quicksilver, headlines a list is full of world-class ’grassers and some high-test local acts, too, at this weekend's Chantilly Farms Bluegrass and BBQ Festival in Floyd County. Doyle Lawson
Thursday, May 23, 2013
With Christie Lenee
Folk/Americana singer/songwriter Luttrell brings strong vocals to her original music. Lenee is a shockingly good guitarist with finger-tapping prowess to match her songwriting creativity.
David Wax Museum
This Boston-based band turned on crowds opening for The Avett Brothers at Virginia Tech and on its own at FloydFest with what it dubbed Mexo-Americana music. Check out a podcast at blogs.roanoke.com/cutnscratch with band member Suz Slezak, a Charlottesville-area native, who plays violin and donkey jawbone.
Folk Soul Revival
“The Congregation,” fans of Bristol-area band Folk Soul Revival, turn out in force whenever this act plays Roanoke. FSR albums “Prompting The Dapperness” and “Words Off A Tongue” keep that crowd happy with rocking bluegrass- and country-based grooves.
3rd Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
With Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and more
East Tennessean Doyle Lawson is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, and he’s still sounding great, by all accounts.
Details: 10 a.m. Chantilly Farm, 2697 Franklin Pike Road, Floyd. $19.98 online advance; $25 gate; free to 12-younger. chantillyfarm.com
5th Annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival
With Leftover Salmon, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Yarn (two sets), Larry Keel & Jenny Keel with Sammy Shelor, Kung Fu, Dangermuffin, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Josh Panda & the Hot Damned; Stephane Wrembel and more
Flip back to Tuesday’s Extra section or visit roanoke.com/living to read more about this event.
Details: 8 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Blue Mountain Festival Grounds, 1920 Coopers Mountain Road, Martinsville. $30 Friday; $60 Saturday; $35 Sunday; $95 Saturday and Sunday; $100 weekend advance; $125 weekend at gate; free to 12 and younger. roosterwalk.com, brownpapertickets.com/event/294650
With Daryle Singletary, Mark Wills, Brian Howe, James Wesley, Dustin Lynch and more
Roanoke Festival in the Park Inc. can’t use the traditional name, Festival in the Park, because EventZone, which lost the contract to run city events, has a legal claim on it. But, you know, it’s still Festival in the Park, right? This year, though, it’s by the Roanoke River, near the old Victory Stadium site, while Elmwood Park is being renovated.
Details: 5 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday; noon Sunday;
1 p.m. Monday. River’s Edge Sport Complex, Roanoke. All daytime activities are free. Single night, $13 advance, $15 gate; $50 all four days; free to 8 and younger; VIP tickets $60 per night. downtownroanoke.org/festival-2013
His hook is making trombone sounds with his mouth, hence the nickname. But the cat has some music that is not a novelty.
Crawford has original tunes to go along with a variety of covers.
Betse Ellis with Sammy Suede & The Strays
Kansas City, Mo., fiddler Ellis teams up with Roanoke’s Sam Lunsford, aka “Sammy Suede,” and his honky-tonk band. Should be hot.
Margolin recently appeared at Jefferson Center as part of the Blues at the Crossroads tribute to Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
Roanoke Reggae Jam
With iRon Lion
DJing roots and dance hall from a Harrisonburg irie man, who will also perform original acoustic music.
L Shape Lot
Country-rockers from Wilmington, N.C., are led by former Roanoker Eric Miller. The band is a past winner of the FloydFest Under the Radar Contest.
Hyper-grass doings are always afoot when the Monkey takes the stage.
MH Tha Great & AOK CD release
With host Poe Mack, music by Case Jones, 6 Sense, LBVBW, Yung Ratchet, Kimbrough, K-LO, Feet and more
The latest pair of Poe Mack Proteges have a CD, “The Future Is Us,” and they will be celebrating it with a pack of other performers.
Andy Vaughn & the Driveline
One-time Hamburger James frontman Vaughan returns to town with new honky-tonk and country songs.
Nathan Neff & Justin Williamson
Neff is a Harrisonburg-based country-rocker.
Details: 9 p.m. Good Times Cafe, Buchanan. Free. 254-1001, facebook.com/NathanNeffMusic
Kentucky cat Daniel “Boscoe” France, winner of Guitar Center’s 2012 Battle of the Blues competition, is a ferocious blues-rock player and good singer with a tight rhythm section behind him.
With Hanoi Jane, A New Battle
Roanoke’s own ska-smashers Jackal Tickets lead this triple-bill, which includes Bristol-based street rockers A New Battle.
The Guilty Pleasures
Hear covers of the songs you hate to love.
Details: 10 p.m. The Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke. Free. 344-5683, facebook.com/TheBluesBbqCo
Celebration of the life of Chuck Keelean
Friends, fans and fellow musicians gather to pay tribute to musician Keelean, who died unexpectedly last week.
Details: 2 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. Donations accepted at the door. 563-4956, schoonersbar.org
Kato and the Hornets
Guitarist/singer Kato Takamaru is a veteran of the Roanoke Valley music scene.
Details: 7 p.m. Schooners, Roanoke. Free. 563-4956, schoonersbar.org
Phat Boyz Band
Boyd Clement, inventor and player of the Mandosynth, leads this variety band.
Details: Kings Point Pub, 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston. Free. 297-7347, youtube.com/user/PhatBoyzBand
One of Roanoke’s most talented collections of players brings you brings you everything from Prince to Rob Zombie.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Breaktime, Roanoke. $10. 265-2925, facebook.com/BreakTimeVA
7 Mile Ford
Hear covers of nu-country and ’80s rock classics.
Greg Ayers and Paul Campbell
Guitarist Ayers and violinist Campbell bring talent and tunes.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Annie Moore’s Irish Pub, Roanoke. Free. 904-5466, anniemoorespub.com
Catch a funk-rock band with shouting horns from Boone, N.C.
If Birds Could Fly
If you like The Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars, The Lumineers and the like, check out this band from Big Stone Gap, with some good original tunes and the wonderful voice of Brittany Carter, who recently guested on a Folk Soul Revival cut, “This Ol’ Flame.”
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