Recording at VT’s studio

Posted by Kristie on  February 28, 2019

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We had a great Sunday afternoon last weekend recording some tunes at Virginia Tech's recording studio in downtown Blacksburg. We recorded a few tunes and some songs with Old Man Kelly on guitar. A good time was had, but I have to admit that I wish we were able to enjoy the sunny (albeit windy!) afternoon a little more. That being said, we're really excited about what we recorded (with Jacob Early at the controls)

Winter time update

Posted by Kristie on  February 20, 2019

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Well, it's been a while since we've updated our site – sorry for that. The good news is that we had a great 2018 (be sure to check out the Archives page to see where we've played in 2018). Highlights include Chantilly Farms Bluegrass Festival in May, the Blacksburg Gospel Sing and event for Delegate Chris Hurst in June, opening for Wayne Henderson and performing at Bristol Rhythm and Roots in September, and spending a

Watch these dancers…

Posted by Kristie on  December 20, 2017

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…as they dance to our jam at the Floyd Country Store on Dec 17, 2017. It's awesome to see such young folks getting into this old time music!

New CD to be released on Nov 5

Posted by Kristie on  October 24, 2017

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Howdy IRSB friends! We have very exciting news: our latest CD "The Smithfield Sessions" is coming out November 5th! We are so excited to share these songs with you for you to enjoy.  This album is very special for a few reasons. First, we recorded the majority of the tracks at Historic Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, VA. The Drawing Room of this old house was the perfect setting – both acoustically and aesthetically. April Martin Danner,

Great Barn Dance in Riner – check out the article

Posted by Kristie on  October 17, 2017

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The bi-annual barn dance took place last weekend (October 7) and it was a full-house! These dances are so fun because 5 minutes before the event, there are only a few people that are milling around ready to get dancing…then by 8pm on the dot, the place is packed! We had 7 squares going at one and there were folks standing around – must have been at least 75 people there! Before the show, Ginger