Gold Ship Records



Gold Ship Records

Mark Webb

Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee

Now I have been banging on about Bristol Virginia/Tennessee a bit on this site, given my two stays there in recent years.  For the purposes of this story, I do need to repeat myself a little in order to provide the proper context.  So, if you are fully across the town’s importance in the music scheme of things, scroll down a couple of paragraphs.  If not, please read on!

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Asheville NC to Bristol VA/TN

12 September 2016 Bristol VA/TN

So, two nights in West Asheville.  Not much going on there it seems.

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Rhythm & Roots Reunion Schedule 2016

Bristol Rhythm & Roots poster 2016


Schedule for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2016 Announced


The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion will be held over three days 16 to 18 September 2016.  Bristol is a delightful town literally straddling the Virginia and Tennessee borders and the line-up this year is very big on quality and quantity. Continue reading

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2015 – Line-up Announced


Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Music Festival Lineup Announced

Steve Earle & The Dukes, Dr. Dog and Delbert McClinton Headlining

Birthplace of Country Music (BCM), parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, revealed a stellar lineup of artists for the 15th annual festival.  The three-day music celebration honoring Bristol’’s unique music history as the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions will be held September 18 —to 20, 2015 in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia.

I travelled to Bristol last October as part of The Crooked Road music heritage trail and spent a few days in this delightful historic town right on the Tennessee and Virginia border.  There’s plenty to do here even without the festival – visit the outstanding Birthplace of Country Music Museum, the nearby Carter Family Fold and many other historic points.

Last year Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion attracted more than 60,000 visitors, artists, vendors, and volunteers. Continue reading