Peaks of Otter Live Band

Live Entertainment at Peaks

Blue Ridge Mountain music includes many instruments, styles, and sounds. Peaks of Otter Lodge is proud to carry on that heritage with live performances on select weekends.

And, be sure to check our Events Calendar for other lodge happenings!

Entertainer Bios

catherine the great

Catherine the Great

Catherine the great is the solo project of Catherine Backus, formerly one half of Athens, GA duo the Skipperdees. She writes good, sad folk songs that have won some things people care about, like the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Now based in Roanoke, VA, catherine can be found all over the internet. She would love to see a photo of your dog.

Apr 13, 20, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
May 5, 26, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Jun 30, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Jul 7, 14, 21, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
Aug 4, 11, 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Root2 Music

Root 2 Music at Peaks of Otter Lodge

Root2 Music is the musical intersection of Deep South country blues and Celtic / Appalachian fiddle music. David Frank (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Nancy Reid (fiddle, vocals) perform traditional and original blues with a distinctive Appalachian flavor. David and Nancy are neighbors living near milepost 91 of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Bearwallow Gap). When David moved up to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where the sounds of Nancy's fiddle had echoed for years, this duo formed a musical partnership that blends down home slide and traditional fiddle. What results is a unique blend of musical roots – Root2 Music.

Mar 28, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

The Singing Cowgirl

The Singing Cowgirl at Peaks of Otter Lodge

Rebecca F. Bryant is "The Singing Cowgirl" who loves playing the Autoharp and singing the old cowboy, country, and gospel songs! She has been awarded the 1st place Female Vocalist of the (VFMA) Virginia Folk Music Association of 2016 and 2nd place Autoharp Instrumental! A Virginia native, she is married to a retired professional Bullrider of the PRCA, and is a founding member of three Cowboy Fast Draw Clubs in VA - where she has been Top Gun, Club and Event Champion in the Women's Division. She sings at numerous churches, festivals, and various cowboy gatherings - like the National Day of the Cowboy in Victoria.

Enjoy live performances from The Singing Cowgirl select weekends at the lodge. Call 540-586-1081 to see if there are performances on the weekend you'll be visiting!

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