The music resumes at James River Music Hall in Eagle Rock this Saturday, Sept. 11 with a special guest, Steve Keith.

The music begins at 7 p.m. when the Happy Mountain Boys take the stage, then Keith will be at the microphone beginning at 8 p.m.

Steve Keith
Steve Keith

Keith first played professionally with legendary blues man Babe Stovall in New Orleans at the age of 19. As a young man, he won many banjo and fiddle contests throughout the South and West.

While living in Santa Fe New Mexico he started The Last Mile Ramblers (featuring Junior Brown), a popular group in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he played as a sideman on fiddle and banjo with Jerry Jeff Walker, David Bromberg and Mason Williams, often sharing the stage and playing on albums as featured guest with Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clarke, Tracy Nelson, Steve Young, Jimmie Martin and many other popular recording artists.

Keith started performing as a solo artist in the 1990s, playing concerts around the country and internationally. Now, he plays mostly as a solo act, a “picker-songwriter.” Whenever possible, he prefers to tour the East Coast on his sailboat “Rocinante.” Keith calls Annapolis, Md. home now.

In Virginia Keith has become a frequent guest at the Donk’s Theatre Li’l Ole Opry in Mathews and other venues.

Keith has recorded three CD’s: “Little Hinkley Yawl,” “Fresh Fish” and  “All Kinds/Live at Lancaster Playhouse.”

The James River Music Hall is located on Railroad Street, just off Rt. 43, in Eagle Rock.

The music hall has live music generally from 7-10 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from September through May.

Admission is $5 donation.