Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation

Saturdays between October and April featuring top national, regional and local bands.

Operating as usual

06/28/2021

July 17, 2021 Join us outdoors at the Lucketts Community Center to enjoy two-time Male Vocalist of the Year, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass! Also performing is Shannon Bielski and Moonlight Drive. Go to https://luckettsbluegrass.org/ for more information. Get your Rain or Shine tickets now!

July 17, 2021 Join us outdoors at the Lucketts Community Center to enjoy two-time Male Vocalist of the Year, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass! Also performing is Shannon Bielski and Moonlight Drive. Go to https://luckettsbluegrass.org/ for more information. Get your Rain or Shine tickets now!

06/03/2021

Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio for Jim and Valerie Gabehart recorded Live at Lucketts on October 19, 2013. Fridays at 4:00 and Saturdays at 1:00, The Chris Teskey Show features concerts recorded at the Lucketts Community Center.

Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio for Jim and Valerie Gabehart recorded Live at Lucketts on October 19, 2013. Fridays at 4:00 and Saturdays at 1:00, The Chris Teskey Show features concerts recorded at the Lucketts Community Center.

A Few Old Memories 06/01/2021

A Few Old Memories

She performed at the old Lucketts schoolhouse.

A Few Old Memories Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupA Few Old Memories · Hazel DickensIt's Hard to Tell the Singer From the Song℗ 1987 Rounder Records Manufactured a...

Obituary for James Mattia at Eackles-Spencer & Norton FH 05/20/2021

Obituary for James Mattia at Eackles-Spencer & Norton FH

Volunteers have made the Lucketts Bluegrass concert series a joyful experience for over 45 years. None was more special than JIMMY MATTIA who greeted guests as they arrived with a big warm smile and often a joke. His love of the music and the fellowship was contagious.

https://www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com/obituary/james-mattia

Obituary for James Mattia at Eackles-Spencer & Norton FH Jim Mattia of Purcellville, VA passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at his home. Born on November 28, 1935 in Washington DC, Jim attended the Church Farm School in Exton, PA. Whenever you asked Jim Mattia how are you doing hed answer the same Woke up, seeing light, sucking

05/20/2021

Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio Friday at 4:00 or Saturday at 1:00. This week, Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray will be featured on Live at Lucketts. The concert was recorded on October 12, 2013.

Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio Friday at 4:00 or Saturday at 1:00. This week, Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray will be featured on Live at Lucketts. The concert was recorded on October 12, 2013.

Danny Paisley & Southern Grass Find a Family Blend on ‘Bluegrass Troubadour’ 05/05/2021

Danny Paisley & Southern Grass Find a Family Blend on ‘Bluegrass Troubadour’

Bluegrass is in this family!

Danny Paisley & Southern Grass Find a Family Blend on ‘Bluegrass Troubadour’ After nearly 50 years in bluegrass, Danny Paisley has reached something of a breakout moment. He won Male Vocalist of the Year honors at the 2020 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards -- his second time in the past five years and his third IBMA trophy overall. Paisley started performing bluegrass music as a t...

05/04/2021

We missed Canada's The Slocan Ramblers when we had to cancel this season, but you can enjoy this tune now!

Photos from Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation's post 04/30/2021

Live at Lucketts at 3 PM today! Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio for two great concerts: Mile Twelve and High Fidelity.

04/23/2021

Today at 4! Live from Lucketts!

This week it’s Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, in a show from 2013 at Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation! https://bluegrasscountry.org/bluegrass-from-the-lucketts-schoolhouse/
Be sure and tune in!

04/16/2021

Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio today at 4:00 or tomorrow at 1:00!

On Friday 4pm EST, it’s Live at Lucketts! This week it’s Ron Thomason and The Dry Branch Fire Squad: https://bluegrasscountry.org/bluegrass-from-the-lucketts-schoolhouse/
Chris Teskey presents the memorable concerts from the auditorium of the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation Schoolhouse, be sure to tune in! [repeated Saturday afternoons at 1]

Caleb Shifflett to Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Bluegrass Today 04/16/2021

Caleb Shifflett to Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Bluegrass Today

Caleb Shifflett to Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Bluegrass Today Ralph Stanley II has announced a new member of The Clinch Mountain Boys. Young Caleb Shifflett from Orange, VA is joining the band to play second guitar.

04/08/2021

Fridays at 4:00, the Chris Teskey Show features live music from Lucketts. This week it's Kody Norris & The Watuga Mountain Boys recorded 4/24/2012. A very young Victor and Lulu Furtado provide an opening act with their dad! Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio!
https://bluegrasscountry.org/ The Kody Norris Show

Fridays at 4:00, the Chris Teskey Show features live music from Lucketts. This week it's Kody Norris & The Watuga Mountain Boys recorded 4/24/2012. A very young Victor and Lulu Furtado provide an opening act with their dad! Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio!
https://bluegrasscountry.org/ The Kody Norris Show

03/26/2021

For aspiring young musicians

Apply here:http://dcbu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Orrin-Star-Application-Form.pdf To celebrate his great teaching style and legacy, the $500 Orrin Star Scholarship is now available for live or online DMV area music students 21 or younger studying bluegrass/old time instrumental or vocal music. http://dcbu.org/

03/18/2021

Tomorrow! Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Live at Lucketts, on Bluegrass Country Radio. Performance recorded January 19, 2013.

Tomorrow! Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Live at Lucketts, on Bluegrass Country Radio. Performance recorded January 19, 2013.

03/17/2021

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper! Chris Teskey will broadcast a Lucketts concert recorded live in 2013. Listen to Bluegrass Country Radio Friday at 4:00.

03/15/2021

Women’s History Month

Support our local bluegrass radio station!

03/11/2021

This Friday, March 12, at 4 p.m., tune into Bluegrass Country Radio to hear the Lost and Found Bluegrass Band recorded live at Lucketts on February 16, 2013.

This Friday, March 12, at 4 p.m., tune into Bluegrass Country Radio to hear the Lost and Found Bluegrass Band recorded live at Lucketts on February 16, 2013.

03/04/2021

Friday at 4:00 on Bluegrass Country Radio. Audie Blaylock & Redline recorded live at Lucketts March 30, 2013.

Check out the Archive Player at https://bluegrasscountry.org for Live at Lucketts performances broadcast Fridays at 4 p.m.

Friday at 4:00 on Bluegrass Country Radio. Audie Blaylock & Redline recorded live at Lucketts March 30, 2013.

Check out the Archive Player at https://bluegrasscountry.org for Live at Lucketts performances broadcast Fridays at 4 p.m.

02/25/2021

Friday at 4:00 on Bluegrass Country Radio. Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass recorded live at Lucketts October 5, 2013.

Check out the Archive Player at https://bluegrasscountry.org for Live at Lucketts performances broadcast Fridays at 4 p.m.

Friday at 4:00 on Bluegrass Country Radio. Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass recorded live at Lucketts October 5, 2013.

Check out the Archive Player at https://bluegrasscountry.org for Live at Lucketts performances broadcast Fridays at 4 p.m.

Photos from Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation's post 02/19/2021

Today at 4:00! Big Country Bluegrass on Bluegrass Country Radio. Recorded live at Lucketts on October 26, 2013.

02/12/2021

Today at 4! For previous shows, check the Archive Player at https://bluegrasscountry.org/

Friday at 4pm, join Chris Teskey for the “Live at Lucketts” show, https://bluegrasscountry.org/bluegrass-from-the-lucketts-schoolhouse/
This week it’s a historic performance of Ted Jones & The Tarheel Boys, Live from the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation’s Old Schoolhouse in Lucketts, Virginia! (Rebroadcast Saturday 1pm)

Photos from Bluegrass Country Radio's post 02/06/2021

Photos from Bluegrass Country Radio's post

02/03/2021

Headline from Bluegrass Today Mag: “Bluegrass Country to broadcast live shows from Lucketts:
Tune in each Friday between 3-6pm for the show!!
https://bluegrasstoday.com/bluegrass-country-to-broadcast-live-shows-from-lucketts/

Chris Teskey states~“We’re thrilled to be able to air these live performances from one of the oldest and most fabled bluegrass venues in the country.”

01/29/2021

Recorded live at Lucketts on The Chris Teskey Show!

It’s a happy Friday! Tune in at 4pm as Chris Teskey presents a LIVE concert of Paul Adkins and Borderline from January 7th, 2012 at the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation auditorium! https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/chris-teskey/
Chris’ show runs from 3pm till 6, Rebroadcast Saturday 1-2pm.

01/21/2021

Marty Raybon & Full Circle live at Lucketts on January 18, 2011. Listen tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. on the Chris Teskey Show at Bluegrass Country Radio!

01/18/2021

Congratulations to two of Lucketts favorite musicians for being appointed to the faculty at ETSU!

Dan Eubanks and Aynsley Porchak join the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies adjunct faculty.

Dan is best known to the bluegrass world as a bass player and vocalist in Special Consensus, the widely touring, Grammy-nominated, and IBMA award-winning band led by Greg Cahill. He appears on the last four Special Consensus recordings for Compass Records; Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver; Long I Ride; the 2018 IBMA Album of the Year and Grammy nominated Rivers and Roads; and the latest which earned the 2020 IBMA Song of the Year, Chicago Barn Dance.

Aynsley is well known to our program. She became the first person in history to win both the US and Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships and received the IBMA Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year award in 2018. She tours and records with the bluegrass band Carolina Blue, who were awarded 2020 SPBGMA Entertainers of the Year, Bluegrass Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year for their album, Take Me Back. After graduating from East Tennessee State University with bachelor’s degrees in both Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies and English, Aynsley earned a master’s degree in Appalachian Studies following her thesis, “‘If I Could Only Win Your Love’: Lyrical Analysis of the Sacred and Secular Songs of the Louvin Brothers.”

Please join us in welcoming them!

East Tennessee State University
ETSU Appalachian Studies
ETSU Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies

01/16/2021

It's Saturday evening so no time is more appropriate to remember one of our beloved Lucketts Bluegrass family members.

ANN VEATCH, longtime volunteer and board member, passed away last month. We will miss her lovely smile, gentle spirit, and devotion to our concert series.

Ann attended Colorado College and DePauw University and had a long career in education. Locally she had been a substitute teacher in the Fairfax County Public Schools system.

An Illinois native, she and her husband Bob were classmates at Evanston High School graduating in 1957. Married for over 35 years, Bob preceded her in death in November.

01/15/2021

Black Mountain Special

Performed by Big Country Bluegrass on October 12, 2017 at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse

01/15/2021

Enjoy the October 21, 2017 live concert of Big Country Bluegrass this afternoon! Listen online, at HD2 88.5, or on your Bluegrass Country Radio app!

Happy Friday everybody!! Chris Teskey will be playing Big Country Bluegrass at 4pm today during his show, which runs from 3 to 6pm today. https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/chris-teskey/ The recording is from a live show played by them at “The Old Schoolhouse” at Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation in Virginia! Tune in for a treat!

youtube.com 01/08/2021

Eighth Of January

Know what today is? Enjoy the banjo of Lucketts friend, Jeremy Stephens, recorded at the ripe old age of 16. You know him now thanks to his work with High Fidelity.

youtube.com Provided to YouTube by Entertainment One Distribution USEighth Of January · Jeremy StephensScarlet Banjo℗ Rebel Records LlcReleased on: 2011-10-30Auto-genera...

01/06/2021

Honoring Earl Scruggs on his birthday!

Remembering Earl Scruggs, who was born this day in 1924. (Photo by Al Clayton)

12/31/2020

Shucking the Corn

Performed by the Boxcars on March 19, 2016 at the Old Schoolhouse in Lucketts, Virginia. The entire concert will be broadcast on Bluegrass Country Radio New Years Day at 4:00.

12/31/2020

Bluegrass Country Radio will feature The Boxcars, recorded live at Lucketts on March 19, 2016. Tune into the Chris Teskey Show on New Years Day 3:00-6:00 to hear this award-winning band. Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, Keith Garrett, Gary Hultman and Harold Nixon disbanded after 2017. What a talented band!

bluegrasstoday.com 12/26/2020

Tony Rice passes - Bluegrass Today

Sad news

bluegrasstoday.com We have just learned of the passing of Tony Rice, surely the most important and influential guitarist in the history of bluegrass music.

youtube.com 12/24/2020

"Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" by Keith Whitley | Bluegrass Life

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem sung by Keith Whitley! What's your favorite version on this Christmas tune?

youtube.com Keith Whitley singing "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" during his time with Dr. Ralph Stanley.Thanks for watching! Be sure to leave a thumbs up and feel free to...

Videos (show all)

Black Mountain Special
Shucking the Corn
Listening to the Rain
Pike County Jail
Little Maggie
Rosin on the Gourd
Let Me Fall - 4/27/2019
"Hey Porter" by Jeff Scroggins and Colorado 3/17/2018
Back Up and Push
Bluegrass Melodies
Black Mountain Rag recorded January 20, 2018
Margie performed by Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass

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Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd
Leesburg, VA
20176

General information

The Lucketts Bluegrass concert Series is America’s longest running, continually scheduled bluegrass concert series, an achievement for which Lucketts was awarded the Virginia Folk Music Association Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010. Lucketts Bluegrass began on January 12th of 1974 at the Old School House in Lucketts, Virginia—where it remains today. The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation, sponsor of the concerts, has built upon the deep cultural heritage long-resident across Blue Ridge; where generations of musicians have picked, sung, and handed down Appalachian mountain music from generation to generation. In doing so, something very special was created—a nationally-recognized series that has had the honor of presenting literally hundreds of performances by local, regional, and national bands from Ralph Stanley and Mel Goins to the Seldom Scene, The Country Gentlemen, and Nothin’ Fancy. It has been referred to as “the Ryman of bluegrass”…a reference to Nashville’s Ryman auditorium, the long-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. One of the truly significant events in the rich history of Lucketts Bluegrass was the recording of The Johnson Mountain Boys, Grammy-nominated Rounder Records album, “At the Old Schoolhouse” on the Lucketts stage. Making this recording even more special is that The Johnson Mountain Boys selected this evening as their final performance—an honor that remains an indelible symbol of the role Lucketts Bluegrass has played in preserving and growing Bluegrass as a cultural treasure over the last 38 years. Today, Lucketts Bluegrass continues to host national talents like Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers or Dry Branch Fire Squad…performances not to be missed. On Saturday nights, you can often stop by and see National award-winning bands including recipients of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) National Bands of the Year, Vocalists of the Year, and Instrumentalists of the Year on the Lucketts stage…don’t be late seats do go quickly! Bluegrass, however, is not only about the national acts; it is also about preserving the music, culture, and passion from generation to generation. To this end, Lucketts Bluegrass remains a nationally-recognized venue for local and regional bands to stand where many of Bluegrass’ best come to play. It is this deeply-rooted tradition of families making the unique music of the Blue Ridge that is the core of the Lucketts Bluegrass annual schedule. This heritage is often seen as Performers at Lucketts often tell of the time when their parents’ played on the Lucketts stage—a tradition we are particularly proud of. The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation is beginning to take an even more active role in the preservation of our shared cultural heritage—reaching beyond our 38-year history of weekly music performances to broader preservation activities. Recognizing that much of this cultural heritage remains an unwritten history that has survived within families; we are beginning to reach out to today’s children…sharing across the generations the musical history of immigrants that settled in the Blue Ridge many generations ago. When they came to America, they brought with them the music of their homelands. Over the years, Scottish and Irish populations moved further down the Shenandoah Valley. Eventually the Americanized Celtic music intermingled with the African-American culture, which introduced the banjo, and eventually evolved into what is now called “old-time” or Appalachian Mountain music. By the 1930's the depression forced many young residents of the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Eastern Kentucky to leave the family “home-place” to find work in the cities. Bluegrass music is, in part, an urban music of these displaced workers who reminisced about the families and farms in the mountain “hollers.” The result was classic bluegrass songs such as “My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains,” “West Virginia, My Home,” and “I’d Like to Wander Back to the Old Home,” all of which have been and will continue to be performed on the Lucketts stage. It is this special local heritage that the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation is striving to preserve and pass on to the next generation. To ensure the music continues, the Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation has formed an endowment to raise monies that will provide sustaining support for cultural awareness, musical education, and continuation of the 26 Saturday-night performances each year (October through April) at a modest cost and to support events like the Lucketts Fair (10,000-12,000 attendees annually) and our annual Lucketts Bluegrass Picking Party—a free event that reaches out to amateurs and professionals alike. With your help, our all-volunteer staff can continue to pass-down the rich musical heritage of the Blue Ridge to a new generation so that they too can appreciate what the Washingtonian calls the “Schoolhouse Stomp,” in Lucketts where “Saturday nights…are for old-fashioned, foot-tapping music.” The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization; your donations are tax deductable.

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