— The Crooked Road — Virginia's Heritage Music Trail —Grayson County. Western Grayson County has produced fine traditional musicians, performers at school entertainments, fiddlers' conventions, and community gatherings for many generations. Among them was the old-time string band, the Rugby Gully Jumpers (Walter Henderson, fiddle, Estil Ball, guitar, and Wade Reedy, mandolin) recorded in the 1930s by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress. Outstanding finger-style guitarist Estil Ball and wife, accordionist Orna Reedy Ball, built a national reputation as gospel singers from local radio shows and independent recordings. They also performed with Blair Reedy, Charles Harless, and Charles Hodges asthe Friendly Gospel Singers. Old-time banjoist Jont Blevins was admired here for his unique style and powerful rhythm.
|Placed By||The Crooked Road|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 456081 N 4051980|
|Decimal Degrees||36.61233333, -81.49111667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 36.74', W 81° 29.467'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 36' 44.40" N, 81° 29' 28.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8299 Grayson Highland Ln, Mouth of Wilson VA 24363, US|
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