The 61st Annual Trail of the Lonesome Pine is underway! Make plans to join us this weekend. Purchase advance tickets below or get them at the gate on the night of your show. For an additional $29.95, you can enjoy a Moon Pie with a cold RC, get your program, and take home a souvenir T-shirt! (Sizes XL – XXL available for $34.95 combo price)

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The Hillbilly Hippies Featuring Ernest T. Bass – Pre-Show Entertainment July 19th – 7:15 PM

Eddie Kilbourne is from Big Stone Gap, Va. He is a Christian Pastor and a Tribute Artist for Ernest T Bass. He grew up in the time when everyone sat around the TV at night watching the Andy Griffith Show. Eddie has performed as Ernest T for the past few years at local events. Eddie says the important things in life are Love, Laughter and Family. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Richard Hood – Pre-Show Entertainment July 20th – 7:15 PM

Richard Hood is a traditional musician with deep roots in East Tennessee. He has an array of relatives and ancestors who have been masters of mountain music, and he has carried-on this tradition with his work on two-finger-style banjo, fingerstyle guitar, songwriting, and singing.

Richard’s great-great Uncles, Bob and Alf Taylor were fiddlers and banjo players who actually ran against each other for Governor, in 1886. Their campaign debates quickly became sessions devoted to old-time music, and the campaign of 1886 came to be widely known as the War of the Roses. Richard still plays tunes that have come down through the family from Bob and Alf Taylor.

In the 20th century, Richard’s Uncle Will Keys was named a “Smithsonian National Treasure” for his work in traditional East Tennessee two-finger style banjo. Will and Richard recorded together on twin two-finger banjos, in the 1990s. In addition, Richard’s Cousin, Jerry Keys is an outstanding bluegrass banjo player.    

Today, Richard lives just off Lonesome Pine Trail, in Greene County, Tennessee. He is well-known in the region, and beyond, for his music and his writing (his novels, REGRET THE DARK HOUR, CAROLINA BLOOD, and WHITE OAK FLATS are  based in family, and Tennessee history), and you will hear the essence of Mountain tradition in his live shows. Click here to purchase tickets.