Blackberries are now The Wildmans

They were The Blackberries — a brother on mandolin and sister on fiddle, joined by their mother on bass and a friend on guitar. Now they are The Wildmans, the surnames of the three family members.  New name with the same musical signature that delights fans old and new. The Wildmans launched a new CD […]

Kids saving our music

A constant pleasure since my return in 2004 to the mountain home of my youth is documenting the music culture of Southwestern Virginia. It’s also heartwarming to see traditional music played by young groups who are determined to keep the area’s heritage alive. Two such groups are The Blackberries and Gravel Road. I recently completed […]