Joe Wilson, chairman of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, is a music historian and folklorist. He has produced over 40 large-scale music festivals in 11 states. In 2001 he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bought this book for my sister-in-law for Christmas she was thrilled to see the history of the region where she lives in print. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pat Caldwell
loved this book and the two CDs. Even if I never get to travel the crooked road, I enjoyed the music and I learned so much.Published 7 months ago by Phil C.
Makes being in Virginia more fun. The quality of the music. ..the production. ..the tune selection. ..the research....all are nothing short of wonderful. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bob from Idaho
I love this music. We brought the roots of it to America with us when we came here 400 years ago and massaged it and mixed with the music from the other cultures that came to this... Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Michael Egloff
Both the book and the crooked road are wonderful! I love the music and history of the area- very entertaining!Published on March 8, 2013 by Pat A
We are planning a trip to this area and this book was very helpful and it was so nice to get the two CD's included with it. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Sally S. Carroll
This is a great guide to the area of western Virginia that is the heart of music from early America. It points out places for music jams, places to stay and historical sites.Published on May 31, 2012 by Nadine
I purchased two of these. One for a gift for my father-in-law, and one for me. I am so happy with the guide, the CD's, the maps and the online information. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Jane E. Adams