“The Crooked Road” is Virginia’s Musical Heritage Trail. It runs from the Eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coalfields of deep Southwest Virginia and seeks to honor and celebrate the old-time bluegrass and mountain gospel music.  Jon Lohman (Virginia Folklife Program) will play CD recordings and offer commentary about some of the Commonwealth’s newest and most talented tradition bearers.

Also: Cooking, quilting, and church-going are just some of the everyday activities that women in Appalachia use to teach literacy to their children.  Amy Clark (University of Virginia College at Wise) says just because this education takes place outside the classroom, doesn’t mean it has less value than formal instruction.

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