The Little Roy and Lizzie Show Is Coming To Bath County

Warm Springs, Va – The Little Roy and Lizzie Show is coming to Bath County for the 10th Annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree. Little Roy Lewis brings a wealth of experience to the stage.

“I’m a recycled teenager,” says Lewis, “I’m old at this. I turned seventy years old and I sang with my family The Lewis Family for fifty eight and half years. I’ve been on stage since I was six years old. That’s what I really love to do.”

“Somebody asked me, they said Boy I bet that’s a mess to try to go every week’. I told them, I said “You all look at it different than I do. When I get on that bus and I come on that stage I remember how excited I was on Christmas morning when Santa Claus come, I still feel that same way.”

Little Roy sings with Lizzie Long. They have a special connection as Lizzie was the foster child of Little Roy and his wife Bonnie. Together Little Roy and Lizzie have won awards from America’s Old Time County Music Hall of Fame, America’s Old Time Fiddler’s Hall of Fame and they’ve won Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association.

“I used to play music with her granddaddy back in 1947,” says Lewis. “I started going over to her granddaddy’s house and these two little girls, she’s an identical twin. These two little girls would be sitting up on the piano playing the fiddle. I saw the talent both of them had. I started working with Lizzie more on the fiddle and showing her what I thought was right. Then she wanted to learn how to play the banjo. She’s a great piano player. She can play almost any instrument. She’s a really talented person.”

“We have a real lively show,” says Lewis. “You won’t see no tuning on the stage and you won’t see people staying in one chord. We’re jumping around to old country songs, gospel songs to instrumentals. We’re telling jokes and we having a lot of fun making the people have a good time.”

The 10th Annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree is Saturday April 21 from 6 to 9 pm at Bath County High School in Hot Springs. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 13 to 18 and 12 and under get in free. Southern Rail Express and Mark Templeton and Pocket Change will also perform. Auditorium doors open at 5:15 and food will be available beginning at 4:30. The Bath Bluegrass Jamboree is a fundraiser for Allegheny Mountain Radio station WCHG 107.1 FM in Hot Springs.

For more information call WCHG at 540-839-5400 or visit Allegheny Mountain

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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