The Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Rd
Galax, VA 24333
Milepost 213 on
The Blue Ridge Parkway

Music Center Info Call:
(276) 236-5309
Concert Info Call:
(866) 308-2773 x 213
To Purchase Concert Tickets
by phone (866)308-2773 x 212
info@blueridgemusiccenter.org

The Blue Ridge Music Center
 
is closed for the season,  reopening May 2019

2018 Hours of Operation:
Open Thurs.-Mon., May 4-21
Open daily, May 24-October 28
10 a.m. - 5 p.m

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Friday, November 30th
Holiday Concert with the Barefoot Movement
Reeves Theatre, Elkin, NC
-More info-

Sounds of the Mountains:
Mountain Music Series
4 show pass $80 (Purchase➚)
3 show pass $65 (Purchase➚)

Saturday, January 5th
Dom Flemons & 
Big Ron Hunter 
Willingham Theater- Yadkinville, NC
-More info-

Saturday, January 19th
Front Country
Willingham Theater- Yadkinville, NC
-More info-

Saturday, January 26th
Fireside Collective
& Blistered Hearts
Willingham Theater- Yadkinville, NC
-More info-



Presented by the
Blue Ridge Music Center
in paternership with
Yadkin Arts Council


Sounds of the Mountains:
A Mountain Music Concert Series

Kelsey Waldon & None of the Above 
Saturday, January 12th @ 7:30 PM

$25.00

The Ramkat in Winston-Salem, NC
Map➚
4 show pass $80 (Purchase➚)
3 show pass $65 (Purchase➚)

Kelsey Waldon

Kelsey Waldon

Among the younger artists who live on the border between traditional country music and singer-songwriterly Americana, women are currently leading the way. Kelsey Waldon is one of the best among them, crafting musical commentaries on 21st-century American lives that honor the past while remaining fiercely engaged with the present.

Waldon, who was raised playing acoustic music in small-town Kentucky, has become a key player in the East Nashville music community by penning songs that capture the heartland through twentysomething eyes, and performing them within classic settings so musically rich and engaging that they never sound like museum pieces. Waldon's powerful, slightly vinegary alto communicates both her love of elders like Loretta Lynn and her generational connection to Southern millennials like Kacey Musgraves. She's recently been invited onstage to sing with John Prine, Jamey Johnson and Willie Nelson. 

Waldon grew up playing bluegrass and learning the songbooks of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and she's built a band that can range from rockabilly to an expansive newgrass take on the Bill Monroe classic "Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road." Producer Michael Rinne makes sure everything sounds both clean and live. The way Waldon's take on "There Must Be A Someone" splits the difference between the two best-known versions, the more traditional one by the Gosdin Brothers and the singer-songwriterly spin by The Byrds, shows how deep her record collection goes. But it's the immediacy of her storytelling, utterly unsentimental yet deeply heartfelt, that makes Kelsey Waldon a queen of the cool rejoinder and an all-around contender.

Though she’s been touring nonstop of late, it’s been since 2016’s I’ve Got a Way that Kelsey Waldon released new material. But the Kentucky native is gearing up for a long-awaited new album, "Havin' Hard Times" in 2019. At recent shows, she's been debuting some excellent fresh tracks, off the soon to be released record - about life working in the coal mines, to soulful country songs about drugs (“not the good ones,” she told the crowd), heartbreak and home.

kelseywaldon.bandcamp.com

None of the Above 

None of the Above

Hailing from the Foothills of North Carolina’s Piedmont, None of the Above plays bluegrass-based acoustic music. Working with traditional bluegrass instrumentation, the band creates a unique sound that includes elements and material from a variety of styles including bluegrass, Americana, alternative country, and their own original material.  

noneoftheabove.net