Grassn’ New Year’s Eve at Tanglewood Ordinary with Anderson-Strickland

Tanglewood Ordinary

“String “in the new year with nationally-known bluegrass band Anderson-Strickland at the historic Tanglewood Ordinary Restaurant in Goochland County along the 35 Mile Drive.

Hailing from Troutdale, Virginia, Gerald Anderson and Spencer Strickland are renowned as makers of “Crooked Road” guitars. Their handcrafted mandolins and guitars are sought after by musicians all over the county. The best in class, 5 member bluegrass band has twice entertained audiences on “Song of the Mountains” at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia.  With searing instrumentation and soaring harmonies, Anderson and Strickland play with an exuberance and joy that is infectious. Whether jamming in the sawdust of their instrument shop, on stage or in the studio, they bring it every time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enIKBdb1JCo

Spend an evening in the country, go west and get your grass on!

Within thirty minutes from Richmond, Tanglewood is a destination in an of itself. Family-style dining. Dinner served up to 7:30. Steamed spriced shrimp among their famous sides and additional entrees. Advance reservations for whole tables (4 and up) available at $40 per person which includes dinner, music, regular beverages, dessert, tax and tip. Beer and wine available, champagne by request.

Music only tickets also available.

804-556-3284 or www.ordinary.com

Tanglewood Ordinary is a member of 35 Mile Drive (www35miledrive.com)

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Spread the Good Word

Virginia’s Crooked Road, a heritage music trail in the southwestern part of the state, seems to have taken a detour to Goochland County. Award-winning bluegrass talent and native Goochlander Michelle Nixon and her band Drive are taking the airwaves by storm. Their new CD debuts at #1 on the National BMP Music Chart!

Your Kind of Love is #19 on the hot singles chart

Brand New City  is #5 on the Powergrass Gospel top ten.

 

Here are a few ways to help our hometown girl stay on the charts:

Call XM Radio/BlueGrass Junction @ 1877-982-2656 to request or email them! or www.xmradio.com or bluegrassjunction@siriusxm.com

Visit www.worldwidebluegrass.com -click tune in…then choose a DJ and make your request (reporting DJ’s to make request too: Gracie Muldoon, Jay, Geoff, Debbie & Ernie Evans, Uncle Billy Dunbar.

Other DJ’s that stream: The Bo Man @ theboman@theboman.com

Buddy Micheals @ hometownfestival@bellsouth.net (live show on Mondays from Roxboro NC wkrx 96.7 fm, streams on Sat. mornings @ life103.1.com )

Cindy Baucom @ www.kneedeepinbluegrass.com

Charlie Hansen @ cwhansen@islandtelecom.com  (station is CFCY Bluegrass Island on Sunday evening)

Brenda Lawson @ lawsonentertain@aol.com (station is WBBC on wed. nights, streams)

Katy Daley, Lisa Kay Howard, Gary Henderson & Lee Michael Dempsy @ www.bluegrasscountry.org

Jay Allen @ Blue Ridge Country 98.1 – jay@blueridgecountry98.com

 

Join Michelle and Drive to celebrate the release of their CD!

Saturday, October 29

GOOCHLAND COUNTY’S FALL FESTIVAL

Old High School Football Field

2:00 p.m.

FREE

Michelle Nixon is a friend of 35 Mile Drive. www.35miledrive.com

 

 

Michelle Nixon- A Place I Belong (Just Released)

You could say the bluegrass world has been singing the blues since Michelle Nixon took a hiatus a few years back.

The veteran singer, who has been a perennial winner in the bluegrass world for her work on the award-winning project, Daughters of Bluegrass and as the top Female Vocalist for the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America in 2006 took a break after the devastating loss of her father to cancer.

Nobody’s singing the blues now…Nixon and her band Drive are back with a new album, A Place I Belong, already ranked #3 on Airplay Direct’s Top 50 albums. She returns to the spotlight with a new lineup including husband Nick Nixon on guitar and vocals, Patrick Robertson on guitar and vocals, Tim Newcomb on banjo, Mike Sharp on dobro, Jonathan Dillon on mandolin and Tracy Burcham on bass. Six of the thirteen tracks were co-written by the husband-wife duo.

When Tom T. Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nixon was invited to perform his legendary song “Harper Valley PTA” at the Grand Ol’ Opry. In honor of that special musical highpoint, Nixon includes her own rendition of the song on the new album, released by Mountain Fever Records. For tour dates and information visit http://www.michellenixon.com or http://www.mountainfever.com.

Track Listing:

1.  Your Kind Of Love Listen Now!

2.  Small Town Way Listen Now!

3.  Last Road Listen Now!

4.  Too Blue Listen Now!

5.  Making Memories Without You Listen Now!

6.  Brand New City Listen Now!

7.  Top Of The World Listen Now!

8.  A Place I Belong Listen Now!

9.  Better Days Listen Now!

10. Is It Still Over Listen Now!

11. Muddy Waters Listen Now!

12. Where do we go from here Listen Now!

13. Harper Valley P.T.A. Listen Now!

A friend of 35-Mile Drive, and Goochland native, Nixon makes special appearances at select venues in Goochland County including White Hawk Music Cafe and Rassawek Spring Jubilee Heritage Show & Wine Festival.