Amps, speakers, hundreds of rocked-out sweaty students, an annual invasion of the former Turkey Capital of the World. A chat with two organizers of MACRoCk --the alternative music festival that thrashes through Harrisonburg each year.
They've played at the Grand Old Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and warmed up for Dave Matthews Band. The alt-grass band Old Crow Medicine Show got started in places like Harrisonburg's Little Grill. WMRA's Martha Woodroof chats with two of the crows: Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua.
The singer-songwriter talks about the life-changing use she once put her last $60 toward. Also she talks about her personal rule: that if something comes up in conversation or elsewhere three times, she has to check it out. Thus, she found Charlottesville. She performs with the Avant Gardeners.