Spotlight observe is the seasonally acceptable “Winter Coat,” a rueful, bluesy look again at a previous cuffing season episode.
A trio of southwest and southern Virginia acts is scheduled to be a part of on on-line music competition.
Kat Mills, The Wildmans and Adam Damage have joined the lineup for People Alliance’s People Unlocked. People Alliance, the main nonprofit group for folks musicians and the people music business, has scheduled greater than 800 hours of music from a world lineup, in a digital competition that runs Monday-Friday.
The invoice was set to characteristic Los Lobos, Terrance Simien and Marcella Simien, Cedric Burnside, Keb Mo, Jim Lauderdale, The McCrary Sisters, Jade Fowl, Katie Pruitt, The Conflict and Treaty and a whole bunch extra.
Blacksburg-based Mills, one of many early FloydFest stalwarts, maintains her efficiency and recording profession, although you’re extra prone to see and listen to her in on-line performances lately.
The Wildmans, from Floyd County, have been newer FloydFest regulars. The younger acoustic band has what the sports activities geeks name “great upside,” and a ringer in banjo participant Victor Furtado, who in 2019 gained the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.
Damage, a transplanted Minnesotan, is among the greatest clawhammer banjo gamers within the land, and Ricky Skaggs calls him the most effective on the “drop thumb” method. Danville-based Damage debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart in December along with his report, “Again to the Earth.”