Special Episode from The Jefferson Center, November 14, 2014, Part 1 of 2
Hosts: Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt
Guests: Herschel Sizemore, Elmer Coles, Ami Trowell, The Rootstone Jug Band, Ralph Berrier, Beth Macy, The Roanoke Children’s Theater, The Gospel Pearls, Star City Revival, the Community High School Glee Club, Vicki Miller, Rhoda Kemp
In this show: The rivalry between Salem and Roanoke gives Vinton a unique position. Herschel Sizemore plays “Roanoke”. Kids from the Roanoke Children’s Theater go back in time in the Dumas Hotel. Scenes from Jefferson High School. The story a ballad-singers elopement to Salem. We interview Lulu the chicken for Local Roots restaurant. Don’t lose your way – just use ballad GPS. Rhoda Kemp describes life in a musical family in Roanoke. Reviving the music scene of the Roanoke Jug Band. Two young boys get bit by the music bug at an old-timey Fiddler’s Convention. An interview with mini-Elvis of mini-Graceland.