Category Archives: country muisic
Northern Virginia was a center for the development of country music and especially blue grass as I’ve mentioned before on this blog. One of the legendary moments in the expansion of blue grass beyond local hillbilly migrants came in 1957 … Continue reading
> For more on the radio station’s significance, see this post.
>The DC area was a sleepy backwater town untl the thirties. During the mid-1800s the city experienced an influx of immigrants, mostly Irish. The area didn’t experience the turn of the century immigration like Chicago, Detroit, and New York. However, … Continue reading
>Sitting in Arlington now, it’s hard to believe how redneck the DC area used to be. DC has always been a magnet for people looking for better opportunities. Economic downturns are always blunted by government spending. Nowadays, folks come here … Continue reading
>An Arlington resident and fiddle legend, Speedy Tolliver is featured in this Connection article.