Where To Catch A Performance


March 21, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music presents:
Concerts at the Crossroads
The Crossroads Center
6330 Newtown Rd
Norfolk, VA

NOTE: due to Covid-19 concerns, this event has been re-scheduled to March 20, 2021.

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May 15, 2020 - 6:00 PM
Joslin Memorial Library
4391 Main St
Waitsfield, VT 05673

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May 16, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Tillotson Center
14 Carriage Lane
Colebrook, NH 03576

NOTE: due to Covid-19 concerns, this event has been re-scheduled to October 17, 2020.

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May 17, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Whitingham Free Public Library
2948 VT-100
Jacksonville, VT 05342

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May 19, 2020 -
6:30 PM
Kingston Community Library
2 Library Lane
Kingston, NH 03848

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May 20, 2020 - Time TBA
Jackson Public Library
52 Main St
Jackson, NH 03846

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June 22, 2020 - 6:00 PM
Mauney Memorial Librar
100 S. Piedmont Ave.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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July 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM
Vienna Public Library
2300 River Road
Vienna, West Virginia 26105

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September 10, 2020 - time TBA
Floyd Country Store
Floyd, VA

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"This was extraordinary. This far exceeded my expectations. I thought that it would be a tribute to Carter Stanley, which indeed it was, but I didn’t realize that it would be so full of emotion and heartfelt sentiment.”
Bruce Cohen, host of the Singer’s Glen house concert, Silver Spring, Maryland


“... [an] enlightening and good exploration into the Stanley Brothers’ career. It was a more personal narrative than I expected and I found that intriguing.” Dudley Connell, Seldom Scene, Gaithersburg, Maryland

“Your program, A Life of Sorrow based on Carter Stanley, was an incredible performance that brought history to life for the packed crowd in our museum. Your talents allowed our audience to learn about this influential performer, and his time, in a way that museum exhibits cannot communicate. It was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to any venue that wants to engage visitors in an entertaining and engaging way.” Ernest Dollar, Director, City of Raleigh Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina

“You did a great job and we appreciate your hard work.” Roddy Moore, Director, Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, Ferrum, Virginia

“Mr. Reid has created a professional, well-paced show that our library patrons found to be very moving, in addition to being entertaining and educational. Mr. Reid has a rare gift for making his subject come alive when he is performing. I would highly recommend Gary Reid’s ‘A Life of Sorrow’ to other libraries and organizations who are looking for popular, high quality programs to offer to their communities.” Jim Patrick, Information Services librarian, Yuma County Library District, Yuma, Arizona

Previous Venues


Roanoke South County Library – Roanoke, VA
Library - Independence, VA
Library - Wytheville, VA
Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
House Concert - Lexington, VA
Masonic Theatre - Clifton Forge, VA
Community Center - Bent Mountain, VA
Jettie Baker Center - Clintwood, VA
Lincoln Theatre - Marion, VA
Roanoke Mtn Campground, Roanoke, VA
North Carolina Stage Co. - Asheville, NC
Smith Creek Playhouse - Franklin, WV
South Akron Orioles - Akron, OH
Wild Goose Creative - Columbus, OH
MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH
City of Raleigh Museum - Raleigh, NC
Floyd Country Store - Floyd, VA
Blue Ridge Folk Fest - Ferrum, VA
Old Hickory Library - Old Hickory, TN
Cattle Tracks Arts Center - Scottsdale AZ
Library - Yuma, AZ
Library - Patagonia, AZ
Library - Globe, AZ
Library - Niceville, FL
Library - Lake City, FL
Library - Port Orange, FL
Library - Live Oak, FL
Library - Destin, FL
Library - Sebastian, FL
Library - Orlando, FL
House Concert - Silver Spring, MD
Pocahontas Cty Opera House - Marlinton, WV
Genesius Theatre - Reading, PA
Mountain Folk Festival - Evergreen, PA
Remington Ryde Festival - Centre Hall, PA
Showtimers Community Theatre - Roanoke, VA
Scuppernong Books - Greensboro, NC
Library - Wheeling, WV
Library - Fairmont, WV
Blackwater Falls State Park - Davis, WV
Library - North Wilkesboro, NC
Library - Boone, NC
Library - West Jefferson, NC
Red River Valley Elem. School - Hazel Green, KY
Library - Springfield, VA
Library - Orlando, FL
Library - Chipley, FL
Attic Productions - Fincastle, VA
Little Town Players - Bedford, VA
Library - Calabash, NC
Library - Staunton, VA
Bill's Music Shop - Columbia, SC
Library - Lebanon, VA
Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival - Tunbridge, VT
Library - Warrenton, VA
Library - New Port Richey, FL
Library - Starke, FL
House Concert - Tampa, FL
Star City Play House - Vinton, VA
Library - Hillsville, VA
The Henderson - Marion, VA
Library - East Longmeadow, MA
Library - Jewett City, CT
Berkshire South Comm. Ctr. - Great Barrington, MA
Lee Theatre - Pennington Gap, VA
Library - Fishersville, VA
Library - Harrisonburg, VA
Black Box Arts Center - Shepherdstown, WV
Twin Music Festival - Palmer Rapids, Ont., Canada
Library - Litchfield, CT
Library - Hopkinton, MA
House Concert - Upper Coverdale, NB, Canada
Oyster Pond Fire Hall, Oyster Pond, NS, Canada
Senior Center Auditorium, Tallahassee, FL
Library - Leesburg, FL
Library - Wildwood, FL
Rhythm & Roots Festival - Bristol, VA/TN
Library - Lumberton, NC
Museum - Mount Airy, NC
IndyFringe - Indianapolis, IN
Library - Roanoke, VA
Library - Maryville, TN




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PO Box 13413
Roanoke VA 24033