The Rural Retreat Depot is proud to present on the big screen in the Bowling Room, a livestream simultaneous  performance from the Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech. Anna and Elizabeth, in collaboration with Irish composer Linda Buckley, present a new series of explorations inspired by the legacy and music of Texas Gladden crafted especially for the immersive Cube space. Gladden was recorded singing ballads in her living room in Salem by folklorist Alan Lomax and folksinger Shirley Collins in 1941; these recordings went on to have a lasting impact, making the singer renowned amongst folk musicians worldwide. The mother of nine, an occasional poet, and a gifted homemaker, Gladden’s log home is still inhabited by her family—her memory and spirit still vibrates there, if you are lucky enough to visit and sit on the porch with her granddaughter. 

Directions to this Event

The Rural Retreat Depot is one mile south of Interstate 81 exit 60, approximately half-way between Wytheville and Marion.