Cover by Alex Beck
The Steel Wheels
Going from simple picking sessions at the local cafe to hosting their own annual music festival, these touring Americana heroes have seen the growth of the Shenandoah Valley mirror their own.
Virginia Ska Fest
Three bands reflect on what it means to keep a scene alive for the long haul, skanking all the way.
The sins of the father don’t make the man, but his retribution sure can. As this on-the-rise musician knows, when you learn that lesson the hard way, it’s worth sharing with the world.
J.Flax & The Heart Attacks
When this multilingual academic was exposed to the power of music, it set about a new mission in his life: to rock your ever-loving socks off.
When their hometown scene grew stale, these two DIY rockers went looking for something better. They found it in Harrisonburg.