Ralph Stanley is a legend in country music who performed for many years with his brother Carter as the Stanley Brothers.
Rocky Mount musicians gather at the Dairy Queen every Thursday morning for a jam session.
Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway just above Meadows of Dan is an operating gristmill with a blacksmith shop and other heritage crafts. On Sunday afternoons there's old time and bluegrass music to listen
Come to the Fries Theater on Main Street every Thursday night for the weekly jam session. Listen, join in, talk to folks or get up and do a little flat-footin'.
Don't miss Floyd's Friday-night Jamboree
Stevie Barr runs the fiddle shop in Galax started by his father, and is a virtuoso banjo player who performs solo and with the group No Speed Limit.
Ron Short is a musician and actor from Big Stone Gap who plays and sings with his group the Possum Playboys.
Jimmy Edmonds is a virtuoso musician and instrument maker in Galax. Jimmy can't remember not being able to play the fiddle, and he prides himself on making instruments that hold up to the demands of session playing in studios.
Emily Spencer plays banjo and sings in the Whitetop Mountain Band along with husband Thornton and daughter Martha, and teaches old time music in the public schools near Whitetop.