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Rockbridge FOLK Honors Local Music Legends

“Our area has a rich culture of music and dance, yet as our elders pass away, I’m afraid those traditions will fade along with them. We need to get young people re-connected to the music.”

Rockbridge FOLK founder, Becky Almy

Through a partnership with Junior Appalachian Musicians {JAM}, Rockbridge FOLK hopes to bring young people in our community together through music. We reached out to the surviving families of two Rockbridge Legends and are honored to name our Scholarship Fund for Freddie Goodhart and our Instrument Library {and Fund} for Mike Seeger.

Freddie Goodhart

Freddie Goodhart owned a small antique shop in downtown Lexington for 40 years, and through that shop, introduced traditional music to an incredible number of Rockbridge locals, students from Washington & Lee and VMI, as well as tourists.

Mike Seeger, who passed away in 2009, was a well-known and well-respected multi-instrumentalist, producing more than 30 documentary recordings and who performed in over 40 other recordings. Seeger devoted his life to “singing, playing, presenting and honoring the old-time traditional country music of the American South.”

Mike Seeger

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