Category Archives: country muisic

The Admiral Grill

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

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Hunter’s Lodge Shirts

Want to own your very own Hunter’s Lodge t-shirt?  Check this out:  http://www.cafepress.com/ourredneckpast

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>Former Site of WARL Radio Station

> For more on the radio station’s significance, see this post.

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>How did NOVA become redneck? Pt. 2

>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

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>How did NOVA become redneck?

>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

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>Article on Speedy Tolliver

>An Arlington resident and fiddle legend, Speedy Tolliver is featured in this Connection article.

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>Roots of Country Music

>While country music was born in the hills of Southwest Virginia, Arlington played a critical role in the development of the country music industry. The radio station WARL was located on Lee Hwy between Harrison and George Mason. WARL had … Continue reading

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