Tent Hill, rising about twenty feet above the rest of the fairgrounds, provides plenty of shade, a slight breeze, and a good view of the rest of the fairgrounds. It's cool in just about every way. There's usually a jam going on up there as a multi-generation group of campers enjoy their comfort as well as the close proximity of the shower rooms and flush toilets.
Junior Sisk comes from Ferrum, VA, near the eastern terminus of the Crooked Road, which runs through southwestern Virginia through the part of the state that has nurtured bluegrass and country musicians from the Carter Family, the Stanley Brothers, Sammy Shelor, and Alan Mills along with uncounted cloggers, pickers, jammers, song writers, insrument builders, and more. It drips music. Junior Sisk has long been a member of this community and belongs among its leading lights. When he comes to a festival, you know that genuine country authenticity is on the grounds. Junior has surrounded himself with a bunch of young guns who love traditional music as much as he does, leading to one of the best neo-traditional bands on tour. A corps of contemporary song writers have produced songs right in Juniors musical pocket, including his dad, with whom he also writes.
Del McCoury Workshop
Song Writing Competition Finalists
Winner Dave McKeon in Center
Jim Beave Presenting Third Place Award
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
The Vocal Trio
Mike Terry, Joe Mullins, Dwayne Sparks
Ronnie & Del McCoury
Rob & Ronnie McCoury
The Del McCoury Band - High on the Mountain - Video
...and Seeking Shade