Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Virginia Whirlwind


Haysi Kiwanis Park at Dickenson County Fairgrounds

Kiwanis Park Road, Haysi VA

Crooked Road Concerts


7:00 PM

An accomplished mandolin player, vocalist, and producer, Doyle Lawson is the leader of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, an acclaimed bluegrass group with nearly forty albums to its credit. Multiple International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Vocal Group of the Year award winners, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have won and been nominated for numerous Grammy, Dove, IBMA, Inspirational Country Music Association, and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) awards. Lawson, a native of Sullivan County, Tennessee, has been named SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and in 2012 he was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Lawson began his career in 1963 while still a teenager, joining the major bluegrass group Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys. Subsequently performing for a few years with banjo player/bandleader J. D. Crowe, Lawson then worked for several years as a member of groundbreaking progressive bluegrass group The Country Gentlemen. In 1979 Lawson ventured out on his own to front Quicksilver. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver soon established themselves as a leading group in bluegrass gospel music while garnering widespread respect for the group’s exquisite vocal arrangements. Past members of Quicksilver include such leading bluegrass musicians as Lou Reid, Terry Baucom, Russell Moore, Scott Vestal, and Ray Deaton. In addition to Lawson (on mandolin and vocals), the current line-up for Quicksilver features Josh Swift (guitar and vocals), Joe Dean (banjo and vocals), Dustin Pyrtle (guitar and vocals), Eli Johnston (bass and vocals), and Stephen Burwell (fiddle and vocals).

Virginia Whirlwind started ten years ago as a group of friends that gathered together for cookouts and card games. These friends would bring their instruments and entertain anyone willing to listen. They considered themselves just a bunch of backyard pickers who played for enjoyment and sometimes for a free meal.
Today, Virginia Whirlwind, based in Clintwood, Virginia, is quickly becoming one of the most recognized and popular bluegrass bands in the area. Featuring Randy "Pooch" Mullins on banjo, his daughter Kaylee Murphy on lead vocals, Jonathan Mullins on upright bass, his wife Susan on guitar and mandolin, and Andrew Beverly on guitar and lead vocals, the band has played for a number of festivals and venues, including the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Virginia Mountain Music Festival and The Carter Fold. Kaylee Murphy has received a number of singing awards, having won first place for vocals at the Best Friends Festival (Norton, Virginia), the VA-KY fair, and the Colgate Country Showdown. Virginia Whirlwind continues to please audiences with its traditional bluegrass sound and repertoire.