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Olde Surber Station - where you can still find peace and quite.

Fall Kickoff this Saturday - September 23, 2006

The Oriskany Strings and the Original Orchard Grass Old Time Band will again kickoff our fall season this year with some really great old-time music. The Oriskany Strings is a well known regional band popular for their costumes, vocalist and diverse musical styles including bluegrass, gosepl and old-time. The Original Orchard Grass Old Time Band is considered by many to be the finest old-time band in south and has some of the finest musicians and vocalists in our area. Jack Lewis of Olde Surber Station Radio will be there helping to kickoff the "James River Music Hall Radio Show" that he broadcasts on his internet radio station every Saturday evening from 7 to 11 PM.


The James River Music Hall at Eagle Rock, Virginia is owned by Harold Cook and Tommy Jordan and operated as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of bluegrass and classic old time country music. Every second and fourth Saturday of each month the music hall hosts four local bands. Each band plays for about one hour to an often standing room only full house. Admission is $5.00 and these fees are used to pay the bands, monthly utilities, and equipment and facilities maintenance costs.

Several volunteers help Harold and Tommy operate the hall before, during and after each show. These volunteers order and sell refreshments, operate the audio recording equipment, clean the facilities and a multitude of other tasks that keep the music hall in operation. This is a fun venue for bands and the audience is enthusiastic and supportive.

Tommy Jordan usually handles the bookings and introduces each band during the show. Tommy's humorous and delightful introductions and commentary on each band is a big part of the show. For more information, click here to read the article that appeared in the Neighbors-Botetourt section of the December 30, 2004 issue of The Roanoke Times.

Gettin' Ready - Click to enlage

Audience enjoying the show - Click to enlage

Jammin' - Click to enlage

Volunteers preparing food - Click to enlage


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