The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Nashville, Memphis and the Kentucky countryside These are the places where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. You’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll and Soul. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
Start with a tour of Harpers Ferry National Park where a visit is like stepping into the past. Then enjoy a narrated excursion on the Potomac Eagle and view historic farms and lush mountain greenery. Then it’s on to Winchester, VA for a Patsy Cline tour. Learn of Patsy’s music career, her childhood home and dreams of becoming a Country Music Star. This package also includes a tribute singer who will sing some of Patsy’s favorite songs. End your trip with a scenic ride on the Western Maryland Railroad through the spectacular scenery of the Allegheny Mountains.
It’s a walk down cobblestone streets, admiring colonial homes with garlands of fresh apples, magnolia and pine. It’s the sound of a fife-and-drum concert, traditional carolers, the ringing of jingle bells on a horse-drawn carriage.
This 13 day itinerary explores the Distant Heavens and Deep Blue Sea. You will learn of man’s efforts to conquer both, while discovering his impact on Nature. This may be the ultimate Educational Tour, whether you’re planning an extended student tour or a you’re retiree re-discovering life – there are lessons and learning, laughter and merriment here for everyone.
Smiles along Virginia’s Blue Ridge combine with historic harmonies of America’s Original Music. To see the Carter Family Fold is to listen to history – it was the beginning of Commercialized Country Music. To experience the Floyd Country Store’s Friday Night Jamboree is to share the joy of old-time music in both dance and melody. This tour requires a little walking and a lot of toe-tappin.