Crooked Road Artist-in-Residence to Give Free Music Lessons – The Southwest Times
By WILLIAM PAINE
The Crooked Road’s first artist-in-residence, Andrew Small, is about to give four free music lessons to one person.
Small specializes in a variety of instruments, including violin, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and double bass. These lessons can be adapted to old-time or bluegrass styles.
As mentioned, Small is the inaugural artist-in-residence of Crooked Road, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote Southwest Virginia’s rich traditional music heritage.
Small, a versatile musician who lives in Floyd County, is an accomplished singer and performer. He has performed in major venues and festivals on four continents and has toured with Sierra Hull, Mandolin Orange and the North Carolina Symphony.
Small is currently the bassist for Bill and the Belles, who performs monthly as the house band for Farm and Fun Time at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
In 2021, Small received a Virginia Foldlife Apprenticeship for Learning from National Heritage Award winner Eddie Bond of Fries, VA.