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Willard Gayheart Family Band celebrates a lifetime achievement at C'ville Coffee on Sunday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Willard Gayheart Family Band

Lifetime record: Born in 1932, Willard Gayheart recalls the early influence of hearing the 1936 recording of Mainer’s Mountaineers’ “Maple on the Hill.” “I listened to that record over and over,” he says. “I just couldn’t get enough of it.” So it may come as a surprise that the accomplished guitarist and songwriter only recently […]

Expert pickin' and a whole lot of grinnin' will hit C'ville Coffee on Saturday night when Dry Branch Fire Squad takes the stage.  Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Dry Branch Fire Squad

Burnin’ bluegrass: Dry Branch Fire Squad has played at every single Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, a bi-annual gathering that will celebrate its 80th concert in 2020. That’s 40 years of performances, and it speaks to why DBFS describes itself as “aggressively traditional.” Frontman Ron Thomason has been called the “Forrest Gump of Bluegrass” because he’s so […]

Charlottesville's own, David Schulman returns to play with his band Quiet Life Motel on Saturday. Maggie Picard Photography

ARTS Pick: David Schulman + Quiet Life Motel

Quiet time: Electric violinist and composer David Schulman has several soundtracks to his credit including NPR’s “The Big Listen,” and APM’s “Spectacular Failures.” He is a frequent collaborator with modern dance companies and museum programs, and his extensive musical training has led him to explore and preserve the traditions of charanga and mambo. The Charlottesville […]