House Concert in Blacksburg, VA
Saturday, March 22, 2008
8-11 pm

Come enjoy an intimate house concert with the Rounders!
Hot tunes, ballads, banjo-fiddle duets, and more!

Where: Nelson home
When: Saturday, March 22, 8 pm
$10 donation, reservations required

Seating is limited, so please contact us ahead of time to reserve your spot.
Refreshments (dessert/beverage/cheese potluck) at intermission,  and a big ol' jam after the concert!
So bring your instruments, and perhaps a contribution to the potluck ~ prepare for a Good Ol' Time!

Here is a review of past house concerts in Pittsburgh, PA:

Curt, and I (and Roanoke the Duck ) have been delighted to welcome the Rounders Pittsburgh to strut their stuff. For the past six or seven years, the Rounders have been coming to Pittsburgh to share their wonderful tunes and songs at house concerts and instrumental workshops.

Betty’s fiddling repertoire includes wonderfully smooth renditions of Southern Virginia, West Virginia, and Northern Kentucky tunes. I love her waltzes! Diane has a strong rhythmic clawhammer banjo style. She also has a wonderful collection of old-time songs (hope she gets the Peepers out). Billy adds a very solid guitar rhythm, plus comic asides—a great storyteller!

Though I now consider these folks my closest friends, I first heard their wonderful renditions of old time dance tunes as soloists in competitions at festivals in West Virginia and North Carolina, where they have each won top prizes. Where their music really grabbed me, though, was in the jam sessions at these festivals—you could feel the soul of central Appalachia in every note.

When Diane joined Betty and Billy in 1995, I knew it was a perfect match. Every one of them has the same passion—passing on the wonderful legacy of the old-time fiddle and banjo traditions. Tunes and songs that have been transported across the Pond and morphed by talented, but isolated musicians in their respective hollows. Or tunes created more recently by the souls that built the railroads, worked the mines, farmed the hills—a release, a cathartic creative process that transported the creator, the player, the dancer, the listener-- away from a life of hardship for a spell.

Please don't miss a chance to see these folks!

                                                                                                                                                  ~ Annie Trimble

Concert Reservations:
Please contact Scott  or Betty  to reserve your seat,
and for directions.
We encourage carpooling to avoid parking congestion.

Hope to see you there!

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