Nice summary- bdp24
it is hard to imagine that Virginia / D.C. was ever known for Rockabilly, Hillbilly-styled music?
That’s what I thought when I first learned of that scene jafant. You know who else came out of it? It’s unbelievable! Bo Diddley, Patsy Cline, Ralph Stanley, The Carter Family, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, John Fahey, John Sebastion, Zal Yanovsky, The Country Gentlemen, The Seldom Scene, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle, Neko Case (whom Evan Johns worked with), Roy Clark, Robert Cray, and Ruth Brown. Plus a lot of locals who never made a name for themselves in the big world outside that scene. It was, and remains, for whatever reason, a hotbed of musical activity. A lot of Punk and Hardcore came out of there too, like The Bad Brains and Minor Threat.