WEST JEFFERSON — The Backstreet Park Summer Concert Series continues with the Crooked Road Ramblers on Friday, July 24 from 5:30-7 p.m.
The Crooked Road Ramblers are an old-time band from Southwest Virginia originally started by fiddler Kilby Spencer.
In addition to Spencer, members of the band include Peco Watson, John Perry, Donald Hill, Karen Carr and Wayne Dye.
The group has previously played at the Carter Family Fold, the Wayne Henderson Festival, Houstonfest and many other venues across Virginia and North Carolina.
The Crooked Road Ramblers have won first place in the old-time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Laurel Bloomery, Fries and Union Grove Fiddlers Convention in addition to a 2nd place finish at the Galax Fiddlers Convention. They were also named the old time instrumental group of the year at the 2014 Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising.
The group just released their newest album, “It Ain’t City Music” which can be downloaded or streamed from their website.
The Backstreet Park Concert Series showcases traditional, old time, and bluegrass music every third and fourth Friday night from 5:30- 7 p.m., May through Aug..
The Series will continue through Aug. 14 with other performers such as the Mountain Laurels and the Elkville String Band.
The event is sponsored by community organizations and admission is free.
For more information about the Crooked Road Ramblers visit www.crookedroadramblers.com
Hannah Myers can be reached at 336-846-7164 or on Twitter @cmedia_hmyers.