The Sugarloaf Mountain Band was formed by friends who became acquainted at the JAM sessions in Mount Airy, NC, and is named after the Sugarloaf Mountain located in nearby Lambsburg, VA. The band plays a variety of music and has a unique sound due to the style of banjo which has both old-time and bluegrass characteristics. Band members reside in the local region and have varied backgrounds in music. It is common for band members to switch instruments during a performance. They have a strong appreciation for music and want to see the tradition continue. They have recorded a gospel CD and have performed at many locations and events.
The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar are likely to welcome you when you visit the Blue Ridge Music Center open late May-October.
When you visit, you can experience regional traditional music each day of the week with Mid-Day Mountain Musicians on the breezeway of the visitors center where The Roots of American Music Museum—an entertaining exhibition highlighting the historical significance of the region’s music—is also located.