Monday, February 06, 2006

Right here in my backyard

My adopted home of Richmond, Virginia is known for many things. Home to a Federal Reserve Bank, tobacco giant, Phillip Morris and the Legend Brewery. To history buffs it was the capital of the Confederacy and boyhood home of Edgar Allan Poe. To kayakers it is the only city with a natural class 5 whitewater river running through it. To it's critics it is the fifth most dangerous city in the U.S.

I have come to appreciate the many faces of Richmond in the ten years I've been here. Situated on the Piedmont Breaks as are Washington D.C., to the north, and Charlotte, North Carolina, to the south. The Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic beaches just to the east and the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains to the west, all close enough for a day's visit.

Today, I thought we'd take a look at some of the good, homegrown bluegrass from right here in my backyard.

Jackass Flats - Train 2732
Visit Jackass Flats.

King Wilkie - It's Been A Long Time
Technically, they are from just this side of Afton Mountain in Charlottesville.
See when King Wilkie will be in your area.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed once again great choice, cant think of a better way to start out a chilly Tuesday morning
than with a little something that will get your toes to moving around just a little bit.


February 07, 2006 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

More good picks, ya done good Ed. I've seen Jackass Flats a couple of times at Farm Bureau functions. They're always a big hit. Ya know us farmers prefer the "home-grown" stuff ;)

February 07, 2006 9:04 AM  

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