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A Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed
June 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm| $10.00
Join us Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 pm for a tribute to Blind Alfred Reed, the Appalachian Visionary from Floyd VA, featuring John Lilly, Kris Truelson, Corbin Hayslett, Ted Olson and Denny Reed.
About Blind Alfred Reed
Born in Floyd County, Virginia, Blind Alfred Reed was a prolific songwriter who based many of his ballads on news he heard on the radio. Recording at the famous 1927 Bristol Sessions, he was signed by Victor Records along with the Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers. Some of the songs he wrote have become classics, like the Depression-era anthem “How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live,” while Americana greats have blown the dust off others, as Ry Cooder did with his version of “You Must Unload” and Tim O’Brien with “There’ll Be No Distinction There.”