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Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia over 40 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds nine Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts with over 1.5 million records sold. Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys marks the band’s third full-length Bob Wills tribute album following 1999’s Ride with Bob and 1993’s A Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills, with four Grammy awards and over 500,000 copies sold collectively.
Fantastic theater experiences aren’t exclusive to big cities. In Virginia’s Blue Ridge you’ll find a
The singers in String of Pearls - namely, Sue Halloran, Jeanne O'Connor, and Holli Ross - have delighted audiences in the U.S. and abroad with their unique mix of vintage "girl group" harmonies, fresh modern jazz and swing, and sinuous Brazilian sounds. Sue Halloran, Jeanne O’Connor and Holli Ross were all working as professional solo singers in New York when they were brought together to perform at a nostalgia-oriented concert. Since then the group has created a repertoire that ranges from authentic re-creations of Boswell Sisters songs from the 1930s, to adventurous original jazz arrangements. The Pearls’ charming show can move from Andrews Sisters to Sinatra, Basie, Carole King, Brazilian, and bebop. Holli, Jeanne, and Sue have brought their harmonies to festivals, concerts, and clubs in the U.S. and abroad. The group has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. In its New York home region, the group has appeared in the JVC Jazz Festival, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, The Manhattan Center, and the Battleship Intrepid. The “Pearls” have recently been on the bill at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Room, Sweet Rhythm, Shanghai Jazz, and the Blue Note. String of Pearls has taken part in the well-known “Lyrics and Lyricists” program at the 92nd Street Y, the annual Jazz Nativity in New York City, the New York Cabaret Convention, the Millbrook and Mohonk Jazz Festivals, and the Provincetown and Cape Cod Jazz Festivals. The trio has made appearances in Munich nightclubs, summer festivals in France, and nightclubs and concert halls throughout Japan. String of Pearls has released Cds in the U.S. and abroad, including “Gems,” a swinging collection of jazz classics, and “Brazilian Jewels,” a lush collection of jazz and pop tunes set to the samba and bossa beats of Brazil.
The Loose Strings Band
The Loose Strings Band (LSB) is an all girls band from Galax Virginia. The band has been together now for 14 years, playing at bluegrass conventions, weddings, benefits, churches, reunions, festivals etc. They are known in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and beyond for their nice blend of tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms. They are also unique in their style since they all play an instrument and sing. The band has been very blessed through the years to have great parents and family support!
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Born from a desire to bolster a destitute post-World War II downtown Roanoke, Center in the Square
Traveling through Virginia’s Blue Ridge uncovers delightful small towns you’ll want to visit again