12:30pm – 1:30pm
The Gathering Place
Southwest Virginia Musician, Peyton Kendrick with special guest Kevin Phillips have put together a catalog centered on bluegrass and acoustic music. The duo based out of Clintwood, VA sing songs about happy times, growing old, lifelong loves and home.
East Tennessee’s Nathan Sykes didn’t have much of a choice in becoming a musician. With deep family ties to traditional music in Southwest Virginia and the earliest days of Blue Grass, Nathan began playing music under the direct influence of family and community members, learning the old music the old way. Honing his craft at fiddler’s conventions and on stages across the Central Appalachian region, Nathan’s music has taken across the Southeast and Midwest performing with various bluegrass, country, and americana bands.
Joy Blair does most of her singing and songwriting from her home in Johnson City, Tennessee. She is inspired by good songwriting and the Appalachian Mountain region she calls home. Her honest and uniquely crafted lyrics weave rural imagery with themes of love, family, loss, and life in emotive and compelling songwriting.
Jamie Collins is a singer/songwriter, bassist and guitarist from Bristol, TN. Growing up with her dad, Tony, who was one of the area’s best flat pickers, Jamie has been surrounded by talented musicians since birth. She has played music with her family and several ensembles through the years, and now teaches elementary music, as well as guitar and bass with JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians). Her first solo record is now available. The record includes over 20 musicians from Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee with traditional and original songs. The new album is titled “Enjoy Life”