Officially designated as Virginia¿s Heritage Music Trail, the Crooked Road is a 250-mile driving route through southwestern Virginia. Focusing on the uniqueness and vitality of this region¿s traditional gospel, bluegrass, and mountain music, the road connects major venues such as the Blue Ridge Music Center, the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Museum, the Ralph Stanley Museum, the Rex Theatre, the Floyd Country Store, the Blue Ridge Institute Museum, and the Carter Family Fold. Each chapter focuses on one of the 10 counties through which the road passes. Within the chapter, the reader can find information about annual festivals, weekly concerts, live radio shows, and informal jam sessions. There are also descriptions of local parks and attractions, places to eat and stay, recreational opportunities, and traditional craft venues and museums. To further enhance the musical focus, the book includes two CDs featuring narrated information about sites along the trail and examples of the distinctive Appalachian music style.Wilson, Joe is the author of 'Guide to the Crooked Road Virginia's Heritage Music Trail', published 2006 under ISBN 9780895873279 and ISBN 0895873273.