Live Music

The Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase features traditional crafts, music, Brunswick stew and more on Sunday at James Monroe’s Highland (formerly Ash Lawn-Highland). Photo: Courtesy of VFH

Traditions continue at Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase

“I see apprenticeships as a crucial part of keeping folk traditions alive,” says Jack Dunlap, a mandolin player who is part of the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. In the program’s most recent class, Dunlap worked with master musician Danny Knicely. Together, they composed and recorded a bluegrass album titled Chop Shred and Split: A Mandolin Player’s […]

Multi-genre musician Gina Sobel performs Friday at Glass House Winery. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Gina Sobel

Multifaceted singer and musician Gina Sobel brings a unique, vibrant energy to the stage. With her melodic voice and the twinge of funk, jazz and improv present in her music, she earns the warm accolades put forth by BolderBeat, “…listening to Gina Sobel [and her band] feels like a mid-summer celebration-—you can almost feel the […]