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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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>Bull Run Dance Hall

>Bull Run Dance Hall (also known as Bull Run Park) was located near the Bull Run bridge on Rte. 28 – just inside Fairfax County. Irving Jackson Breedan (or IJ) ran the dance hall on his property adjacent to the … 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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>Happy Hour Pavilion

> The Happy Hour Pavilion was a dance hall operating on Lee Highway from at least the late thirties until around 1950 located in the current Capital Rentals building at 12716 Lee Highway. The building was built in 1928, but … Continue reading

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>The Riot at the 1023 Club

>The night in Anacostia in August 1966 has become legend among music historians and has been told by both Eddie Dean in the City Paper and Mark Opsasnick in his book “Capitol Rock”. On a hot night in August 1966, … Continue reading

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>Chimney Villa Dance Hall

> Ad from Circa 1942  Chimney Villa operated on Lee Highway between Falls Church and Merrifield during the thirties and forties. It was probably located near the intersection of West St. and Lee Highway 2 miles west of Falls … Continue reading

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>Arlington’s Critical Role in American Music

>  Alan Lomax   Rosslyn was a seedy place going back to the Civil War with gritty industrial tracks interspersed with brothels, gambling houses, and bars. As the thirties brought an influx of government workers, Rosslyn began a … Continue reading

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