The Crooked Road Music Series at Heartwood to Showcase The Fiddle and The Plow July 26

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Woodlawn, Va.'s, The Fiddle and The Plow, to play Heartwood, Thursday, July 26 as part of The Crooked Road Venue Showcase Music Series

Scott Freeman (L) and Willard Gayheart (R)

The idea is to give audience members at Heartwood a taste of what they can experience if they go to Woodlawn to see the real thing.

Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway, welcomes The Fiddle and The Plow to its Crooked Road Venue Showcase Music Series, Thursday, July 26. The live performance, hosted by musicians and writers, Willard Gayheart and Scott Freeman, will begin at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Gayheart and Freeman, host an open jam in the showroom of The Front Porch Gallery and Frame Shop, one of the most intimate settings along The Crooked Road, every Friday evening in Woodlawn, Va.

"With the Venue Showcase music series, we have arranged for The Fiddle and The Plow to literally pick up and come do their thing at Heartwood," said The Crooked Road executive director, Jack Hinshelwood. "The idea is to give audience members at Heartwood a taste of what they can experience if they go to Woodlawn to see the real thing."

Gayheart is also a renowned pencil artist who is acclaimed for his real life portrayals of Appalachian life and culture. His art is filled with themes drawn from his own Appalachian roots, particularly the music, family and work of people in the region. He has provided art for the annual Merlefest gathering and the Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention. A display of his work will be setup in Heartwood for the evening.

Heartwood is located at Exit 14 on I-81 in Abingdon. For more information about the July 26 performance or The Crooked Road Venue Showcase Music Series at Heartwood, call (276) 492-2400. A complete schedule for the music series is available on The Crooked Road website at http://www.thecrookedroad.org.

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