Victor & Steve Dowdy
Dave Adkins brings a rough, Kentucky sound and some contemporary songs to a traditional base making for a lively and engaging performance. New on the scene, but will soon be much better recognized.
Just renamed IBMA Entertainers of the Year, The Gibson Brothers' new CD "They Called It Music" is currently at #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Charts. Here's an opportunity to see one of the very best bands on the bluegrass circuit up close and personal.
1:00 pm - Grass Cats
The Grass Cats are a fine bluegrass band playing original and traditional material with nuance and fine singing. They've been around for about twenty years, and are making a real national impact at present.
2:00 pm - Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
From Southern Ohio, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers have extended their range, coming to national prominence in the past several years. They sing lots of traditional material and strong gospel work. They've recently strenghtened their sound with with addition of Shane Sparks on guitar and vocals.
3:00 pm - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Rhonda Vincent, the Queen of Bluegrass, is at once the hardest working performer in bluegrass and the most popular. A great fan favorite, she stays at the Martha White Boutique until the last fan, signing and posing for pictures...a sure-fire winner.
Tickets for Rockahock can be ordered here. You can get information about renting cottages or reserving campsites here. Since we have never been to Rockahock before, it's difficult to provide much first hand information about the campground or festival facilities. Rockahock has a pretty comprehensive web site though, which should be studied. It looks like a delightful setting for a fall bluegrass festival. Located in Lanexa, VA, just east of Richmond off I-64 and west of Williamsburg, it looks like a perfect place to explore the area's history, which is extremely rich, and local culture. It is convenient to the entire Washington metropolitan area and Norfolk, VA.
The Stage at Rockahock