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Harmonic Heritage: The Ross Peacemaker CD Release Party

November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Floyd Country Store on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:00 PM for a Harmonic Heritage CD release party celebrating the music of Ross Peacemaker. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds go to Handmade Music School. CDs will be available for purchase.

Ross Peacemaker sitting with a guitar, text above reads "Ross Peacemaker"

Join us for a special Harmonic Heritage event celebrating the music of Ross Peacemaker. Ross Peacemaker has been an important part of The Floyd Country Store for over 40 years.

The Handmade Music School was awarded a Community Impact grant from Virginia Commission for the Arts to produce a project called Harmonic Heritage: Recording Southwest Virginia’s Living Musical Traditions. Harmonic Heritage is a recording project preserving the voices of elders singing traditional Appalachian music in Floyd County, Virginia.

A group of Handmade Music School music teachers and collaborators are inspired and motivated to capture the voices of the elder musicians from Southwest Virginia to ensure their voices have lasting life. With an emphasis on old time, bluegrass and early country music from Floyd County and beyond, this project aims to put the elders of a nearly-past generation in front of a microphone (and cameras) to enshrine their voices, the songs and stories for musicians, their families, our community and folklorists to hear and study for years to come.

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