Monday, May 21, 2012
From Whitetop Mountain
Listeners may be in one of four area states enjoying the weekly "Blue Ridge Back-roads" live radio show of traditional music show from the comfort of their homes or they may be sitting back in one of the 475 seats at the Rex.
The Whitetop Mountain Band.
And such was the case with The Whitetop Mountain Band. The Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia: Whitetop. It originated with Albert Hash in the 1940s, a well-known and beloved fiddler and luthier.
And as is frequently the case with the musicians of the mountains of Virginia, members of the band are quite versatile, often skilled on two, three, or more instruments.
Tha members, (l. to r. above: Martha Spencer Cunningham (guitar), Jackson Cunningham (mandolin), Spencer Pennington (I think) (guitar), Debbie Bramer (bass), Emily Spencer (banjo), and Thornton Spencer (fiddle), displayed why they are well-known regionally, nationally, and world-wide.