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Capturing the Soul of American Music Dry Branch Fire Squad is the onliest band to have appeared at all sixty-one iterations of The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. I've begun to realize that Ron Thomason, the band's leader throughout its history, is a sort of Forest Gump of bluegrass. He's been THERE from the start at Fincastle and seems to have been involved in many of the most important moments in bluegrass history, either as a spectator or participant. He also represents…Find out more »
Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages. Based in Los Angeles, Ferris and Caruso met in the 40th Anniversary of a musical production of HAiR in LA in 2007. As individuals, Caruso developed a comedy television show with ABC and Ferris racked up 500 performances as Carl…Find out more »
“Nora Jane Struthers is guided by fire. Struthers has up with some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists. … The sound of the Party Line has progressed to include propulsive electric guitar and drums, and Struthers’ sweet voice is showing an edge, the better to meet the challenge.” Ann Powers, NPR Music. Great vulnerability is often part and parcel of great artistry. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric…Find out more »
RUNA – formed in 2008 “Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been en- chanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuber- ant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass,…Find out more »
Vocalist Colleen Raney has been referred to as "among the best in her genre," (Irish Music Magazine) and "one of America’s best traditional singers" (Tradconnect). This comes as little surprise given her dedication to the craft of performing and preserving the vibrant song tradition of Ireland. Raney is compelled by the beauty of traditional Irish songs and has committed herself to honoring the music not just with her voice, but in her tireless research of the origins, history, and story…Find out more »
Why you should join us!
Quality music performed by nationally & internationally known artists
An intimate setting
Perfect for music lovers
A great value for a night out (we even provide refreshments)
All concerts or programs are held in the Bedford Room of the Bedford Public Library. The door to the Bedford Room is next to the loading dock behind the library by the parking lot. We now offer advanced ticket sales for all of our concerts. You may purchase tickets directly from Lynchburg Tickets. Advanced purchase of a tickets guarantees a seat. If you want good seats, come early. The doors open at 7 pm. Our capacity is only 100. All concerts are $15 at the door. The space is wonderfully intimate; handicapped accessible and an ideal place to experience quality live music. Come join us and spread the word!
Call 540 586-8911 Ext 4, then 1 if you need more information.