The Blue Ridge Girls, comprised of Jamie Collins, Martha Spencer and Brett Morris, is a trio firmly rooted in Appalachian folk music, but a trademark 21st century modern mountain majesté. Showcasing skillful musicianship and honey sweet vocal harmonies, they perform a mix of traditional standards and Blue-Ridge-breathed originals.
Each of these artists all have musical roots that run deep, with family backgrounds that connect them to the music of their homeland. Moreover, they have shown a deep commitment to preserving and passing on traditional music ways as music educators and through their involvement with organizations like Junior Appalachian Musicians.
Also talented songwriters, their original ballads like “Home is Where The Fiddle Rings” and “Piney” feature dreamy vocals, drawing from personal experience to beautifully capture the feeling of growing up in rural Appalachia. Meanwhile up-tempo tunes such as “Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow” and “We Can’t Get to Memphis” feature the kind of hard-driving banjo licks and flatfoot dancing that audiences can’t get enough of.
2022 was a hallmark year for the Blue Ridge Girls that included notable appearances at FloydFest, Redwing Roots Music Festival, Merlefest and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion.