Mountain Highway, Sat.

Mountain Highway is a family of bluegrass fans who love to play and sing bluegrass and gospel music. The four children range in age from 11 to 16, and began attending bluegrass concerts and festivals regularly when they were ages 2 to 7. For years, they’ve spent afternoons and evenings singing music together, which has helped them to develop a crisp, family harmony sound.

But it wasn’t until June of 2016 that they picked up instruments for the first time. While attending HoustonFest 2016 in Galax, Virginia, the kids visited an “Instrument Petting Zoo” hosted by the Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild. There, they learned about chords for the first time and spent hours getting acquainted with guitars, banjos, and fiddles. Within a week of returning home to Lynchburg, one child had received a guitar as a birthday present and another had been loaned a guitar by a family friend. They were hooked. The two younger children soon began learning to play the fiddle and the mandolin.

The family travels frequently in Virginia and North Carolina, mostly to destinations where the family can listen to bluegrass music and perform music themselves. Their favorite places to go involve frequent travel on mountain roads, which is why they chose the name “Mountain Highway” for their group. They’ve sung in churches, community centers, festival jams, restaurants, and even at popular bluegrass venues like Lorraine Jordan’s Coffee House in Raleigh, NC and the historic Earle Theatre in Mt. Airy, NC. If you like traditional bluegrass and gospel music, you'll enjoy hearing Mountain Highway sing at the Wind Gap Bluegrass festival!