Lisa and Dave at Wolf Hills Brewery, September 27, 2014. Photo by Kelly Messick

Lisa and Dave at Wolf Hills Brewery, September 27, 2014. Photo by Kelly Messick


Upcoming Gigs in NC & VA

On July 24, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Dave

We are playing quite a bit in the next week or so   This weekend in North Carolina, we will playing Saturday,  July 27 from 6:00 till the audience leaves at Hotel Tavern, a new restaurant at 5 West Main St. in downtown West Jefferson, owned by our good friend Sherman Lyle. On Sunday, July 28, we are happy to return to the Sunday Salon series  at River House in Grassy Creek, NC, from 4:00 to 6:00. Reservations are suggested, and you will get a chance to meet the fabulous Gayle Winston.  On Wednesday, July 31, we will do a song and interview on WCYB channel 5 TV from Bristol VA/TN on the noon show, hosted by Emory & Henry alum Tarah Taylor, as a promo for our taping of the  Song of the Mountains TV show on August  3 at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA.We are also performing at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival September 21-22. For more details and updates, visit the calendar. Thanks for your continued support.

–Lisa & Dave


New dates for summer 2013

On May 20, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Dave

Check out our new dates–Lincoln Theatre Open House on May 23, Siren Mountain Jam on June 21, and we are back at the River House for a Sunday Salon on July 28. See the calendar for details, and email us if you would like to be on our mailing list.


Lisa and Dave in Virginia

On February 16, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Dave

We are starting to book some gigs here in Southwest Virginia–check out the calendar for dates starting in April in Marion, VA.  In August we will playing on the “Song of the Mountains” nationally syndicated television show, which is recorded at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion.  Lisa is busy keeping fifth graders happy and educated at High Point Elementary in Bristol, VA, and Dave is now in his second semester as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Emory & Henry College. The College is starting a series of graduate health sciences programs in Marion, beginning with a Doctor of  Physical Therapy program.  Dave’s job takes him there quite a bit, so it will be fun for us to be there in a different context.


River House Sunday Salon October 14

On October 7, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Dave
Dear Friends,
We are settling in to our new home and jobs in Emory-Meadowview, Virginia. Lisa is teaching fifth grade English and math at High Point Elementary in Bristol, VA, and Dave is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA.
We will be taking a trip back to NC to play at the River House Sunday Salon in Grassy Creek, NC  from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14. Call 336-982-2109 for details and reservations, or visit
Thanks very much for your support.
Lisa & Dave

NC gigs coming up

On June 29, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Dave

We are playing quite a bit (for us) in the next few weeks, and we hope to see some of our North Carolina friends. Tomorrow (Saturday June 30) we are at Mountain Home Music with Joe Shannon and Ken and Brad Kolodner. Next Saturday (July 7) we will be at Cook Park in Todd from 6-8 as part of the Todd Summer Music Series. Saturday, July 14, we will be at Music Fest ‘n Sugar Grove from 2:10 to 2:50. Saturday, August 4, we will be back at Mountain Home Music with a full bluegrass band for our second annual “history of bluegrass” show.  And then on Friday, August 10 at 5:45, we’ll be in Boone at the Jones House for a “songwriters and storytellers” concert as part of the Jones House Community Center Concerts on the Lawn series. Thanks for your support!

Dear Friends,
We will kick off the Sunday Salon series at the River House in Grassy Creek, NC this Sunday, April 15, with music and hors d’oeuvres from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. You are welcome to come for the music alone, or for music followed by dinner. In either case, reservations are recommended. For more information, see This will be our last gig before we move across the Virginia border to Emory & Henry College in May, though we will be back later in the summer to play for the Todd concert series, Mountain Home Music, the Music Fest ‘n Sugar Grove, and others. For more information on our music schedule, click here.
Our 1880s farmhouse on the North Fork of the New River is now available as a vacation rental; for more information please visit our VRBO site at
Lisa & Dave

Lisa and Dave will be  at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. with a program on early country and bluegrass music sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia. Click here for more details. On March 10 we will be performing in West Jefferson, NC, as part of the Ashe County Arts Council Coffeehouse series.

See our Calendar page for more details, including performances this coming summer in the Todd summer concert series, Music Fest ‘N Sugar Grove, and Mountain Home Music.


Dave & Lisa Performances

On October 23, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Dave

Please check out our Calendar page for some upcoming events: Monday, Oct. 24 at ASU to help celebrate Appalachian Heritage Week, Sunday afternoon October 30 at the River House, and especially Thursday, Nov. 3 for a benefit for Mary Ann Maier–see the Facebook page for the benefit, which will feature us, Melissa Reaves, Black Sheep Theatre, the Lost Faculties, and more. Here is a link to the poster for the concert.



Upcoming performances

On July 16, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Dave
Thanks to all of you who came out to the Sugar Grove festival last weekend. It has been great to settle back into our North Carolina life as “Boonerangs” who appreciate what we have here more than ever.
We wanted to let you know about some performances coming up: the Old Salem Tavern in Winston-Salem on Monday from 5-7, the Children’s Playhouse in Boone on Wednesday at 11 a.m., the National Committee for the New River annual meeting in Crumpler on Saturday between 2 and 5  and the River House Sunday Salon in Grassy Creek on Sunday from 4-6. Later this summer we will be playing for the Riverview Community Center Rubber Ducky Race, Elk Knob State Park Community Day, the Boone Concerts on the Lawn series, and a special Mountain Home Music concert on the history of bluegrass music. Click on “calendar” for details. We hope to see you  soon.