by Eric J. Wallace Larry Keel, a world-renowned progressive-bluegrass guitarist, dropped by a small music shop in Lexington in 2003 and was immediately smitten by a big dreadnought acoustic guitar hanging above the counter. Its sunburst coloring was reminiscent of a 1930s Gibson. An inlay of colorful vines spanned the length of the fretboard. And […]
Once dubbed the “happiest city in America,” Charlottesville was devastated when white supremacists and counter-protesters clashed on its streets in 2017.
In IX Art Park, a self-consciously hip enclave in Charlottesville with a weekend farmer’s market and more wall art than a New York subway, young couples stream into a sunny, knotted-wood taproom to taste Virginia barbecue and sample flights of inventive craft brews.
Some of the finest skillets in the South are made by hand in the shell of a two-bay auto shop tucked into Charlottesville’s trendy, industrial Belmont neighborhood.