Great time at the Brew Do….time to get to Bristol!!

What a fabulous weekend we had at BrewDo in Blacksburg! We SO appreciate everyone who came out and listened to us (and partook in some delectable brews!).

We really appreciate everything the Blacksburg Partnership has done for us and for the other bands who we are honored to share the stage with (Poorhouse Pepsteppers and Dirt Road Kings – sounded phenomenal, guys!). 

Now, y'all, don't forget to come check us out THIS WEEKEND in Bristol TN/VA!!

Friday, Sept 20 at 5:45pm in Cumberland Square Park

Saturday, Sept 21 at 4:15pm at O'Mainnins Pub

Two hour long sets, two days of auditory bliss!!!! (Not to mention the art vendors, food, brews, crafts, FUN.) 

Also, because we know you'll want to wander around and check out other fantastic groups, don't forget to come to the Possum Creek Playboys at the Jam Tent…and, of course many other talents:

So much love and harmony, IRS


Busy Autumn for IRSB

Well, IRS is back in full swing after a summer filled with guest singers and musicians (we thank them all for their help and willingness to play!!). Our trusty bassist is back from her temporary hiatus and she's here to stay. So what does that mean for you?? Why, many exciting opportunities to come out (or tune in) and listen as we once again dazzle you with jaw-dropping fiddle licks, lung-punching banjo picking, face-slapping guitar runs, and soul-vibrating bass slapping.

We'll announce each show, but there are some very special events that we wanted to draw your attention to in advance!

Next weekend, September 20-21 we'll be at Bristol Rhythm and Roots!! Friday night at 5:45 in Cumberland Square Park. Saturday at 4:15p at O'Mainnins Pub. There may even be some special guest stars!!!

Wednesday, Sept 25, we'll be playing at the Market Square Jam. You will NOT want to miss this opportunity to come out and play with us and mingle with other stupendous artists in the Blacksburg area.

Sunday, Sept 29 at 2p, TUNE IN to WVTF ( to hear us on Kinney Rorrer's show!! We are SO excited to be playing on Public Radio, you won't want to miss this listening opportunity.

October 5, we're at Our Daily Bread in Blacksburg in the morning, so come on out and have your breakfast (or brunch) with us. That evening we're playing the square dance/barn dance so come thrill us with your dancing skills (

Then, October 23-26 we have gigs every night: 23rd at 7p at Gillies in Blacksburg 24th at 6p at Heartwood in Abingdon 25th at 6:30p at Squires on the VT campus 26th at 9a at Market Square for the Farmers Market in Blacksburg

Phew!!! SO, plenty of opportunities to listen to your favorite Old Time band – whether it's sitting at home on a Sunday afternoon listening to NPR or coming out on a Saturday night to dance the night away.

Faithfully, IRS

Show Opportunities

Hi wonderful fans!

The next few weeks, there are plenty of opportunities to come see and hear us live!

April 27: 9:30am Breakfast show at Our Daily Bread, Blacksburg: Come drink fresh French Roast and chow on some scrumptious scones while we serenade you with Old Time

2:00pm Fifth Annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork: After your French Roast, sip on some Chardonnay and listen to us jam out on stage

May 3: 5:30pm Mountain Lake Hotel: Eat a great locally grown dinner and listen to us play – this is a new event so come on out. Who knows, you may make some new friends…

May 4: 12:00pm Mountain Lake BrewRidge Music Festival: Beer! Music! Beer! Food! We play at noon and lots of great activities and other musical numbers!

6:00pm Blacksburg Square Dance: Put on your dancing shoes and grab a pretty girl! It's going to be at the Homestead Farm on Rt. 8

And one last thing…keep an eye out for a special announcement about a CD RELEASE!!! (we're kinda excited, can ya tell?)

Keep on pickin', IRS