Working on my Crooked Road case study today and thought I'd share one of my favorite Carter Family songs with y'all- Wildwood Flower. This video is from the family's performance at the Grand Ole Opry in 1963.
The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail is an extensive, 253 mile stretch of highway that meanders across southwestern Virginia, connecting some of the most significant places, people, and sites of American music.
The Crooked Road thrives as a living resource, maintained by the people that live along this cultural corridor and maintain its significance and authenticity through fierce dedication to the music that holds the region together. There are weekly jam sessions open to all, festivals, museums, venues, scattered along this windy road and bring in tourists from around the world to experience the region of country music.
I don't think I'll be able to get there until after my thesis is finished but I can't wait to see it all! Anybody out there ever been? What were your favorite stops along the way?