Bio: James Leva is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter whose music is deeply rooted in Appalachian tradition. He learned much of his fiddle, banjo and vocal repertoire from great traditional masters such as Tommy Jarrell and Doug Wallin. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he performed with s... See Full BioMore Info
July 9-14 James is music director for, and performing in "Ear Rings", Don Baker's stage version of Lee Smith's novel "Oral History". Other musicians include Nate Leath and Jack Herrick.
A Kindly Visitation (James' play about visiting Tommy Jarrell, with cast of Riley Baugus, Stephen Wade and Danny Knicely) will be performed at Lime Kiln Theatre in Lexington, VA.
The play "A Kindly Visitation" by James Leva will be presented at the Lime Kiln Arts, Lexington, VA .The play depicts James’ visits with legendary fiddler Tommy Jarrell, The cast will be Riley Baugus, Stephen Wade (of Banjo Dancing fame), Danny Knicely and James Leva.
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