Perhaps the reason they describe their sound as “Appalachiacana bluegrass” is because old-time/rock-‘n’-roll/blues/Appalachian/Americana/bluegrass just doesn’t roll off the tongue.
One thing I’ve learned since moving to Roanoke is that this city loves country music. It is everywhere, from sold-out civic center shows to the background music at retail establishments.
When former Lynchburger Adam Sullivan headed for the bright lights of New York City in 2007, he, unlike so many other ambitious singer/songwriters, apparently “did not want to be a star.”
I’ve never seen the Academy of Fine Arts' Warehouse Theatre so transformed in my nearly 10 years of writing about the arts here.
The play is part revue – featuring more than 20 of Cline’s songs, including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight” – and all tribute to the woman whom many credit with breaking down gender barriers in the country-music world.