After some delays, we are hosting an album/CD release party for "Panorama Drive" at Rising Silo on September 30th.. The brewery is hosting a Harvest Party Square Dance from 6-9pm with Indian Run Stringband playing some hot dance tunes and L.P. Kelly teaching and calling the dances. The September Supermoon will be full that evening and it should be quite a show!
We started the spring with a barn dance at Homestead Farm in Riner, VA sponsored by the Blacksburg Square Dance. Our band played some high-steppin' dance tunes to the dance calls of the amamzing Phil Louer. In June, we performed some gospel songs at the annual Gospel Sing at the St.Luke Odd Fellows Hall..Later that month, we entertained the UVA students at the UVA Biological Station at Mt. Lake. The band played some great dance tunes as Ginger Wagner taught and called a square dance for the students.
The middle of June found us entertaining the Mountain Lake Hotel guests at the new Salt Pond Pub. This venue overlooks the beautiful lawn, lake, and the mountain range of the Appalachian Trail. Guests enjoyed listening to our old time tunes, ballads, and traditional songs while enjoying refreshments at the outdoor bar adjacent to the hotel. The Blue Ridge Music Center invited Indian Run Duo ( Paul on fiddle and Ginger on banjo) to play an outdoor concert at Peaks of Otter. A violent thunderstorm forced the concert indoors to a lovely area of the lodge. The music center provided great acoustics and we had a very attentive, appreciative audience for our impromptu "house concert.".
The summer continued on with festivals and jams, a concert at Rising Silo Brewery, and a freshman square dance at Ferrum with Ginger Wagner calling the dances.As the new students arrived for fall semester at VA Tech, Indian Run Stringband played some old time tunes for a welcoming of many international graduate students at a BBQ at the Graduate Life Center.
As we head into fall, we will be playing a short outdoor concert at the Moss Center, an evening show at Rising Silo, and a performance at the Sinkland Farm Pumpkin Festival. This will end our outdoor concerts as cold weather sets in, we adjust to cozy woodsheding, playing tunes inside by the fireplace.