• Saturday, December 17, 2011.  7:00 PM - Rural Retreat Depot Benefit Holiday Concert, at the Rural Retreat High School Auditorium.  Featuring Jim Lloyd, Trevor McKenzie, Leigh Beamer, Family & Friends, and more!  This is going to be a really great night benefiting the renovation of the historic Rural Retreat train depot.  Find out more at

With Anna Roberts-Gevalt as "Anna & Elizabeth" (for more info,, or, THE CRANKIE SHOW:

  • Monday, November 28, 2011.  7:30 PM - Foodways: A Celebration from field to table.  Potluck, music and conversation at Hillcrest Hall Dining Room, 385 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA.  With Ann Killkelly and Carol Church-Brown.
  • Friday, December 2, 2011.  Eggleston Variety Show at the Palisades Restaurant in Eggleston, VA.  Incredible poet Joy Huffman will read, we will do our crankie show.  PLUS a guest crankie artist, Kathey Fahey from Baltimore, will show her inspiring crankie.
  • Saturday, December 3, 2011.  7:00 PM.  Floyd Radio Show, "Views from Buffalo Mountain".  Listen live,, or if you're in town, $5 to be part of our live audience at the Floyd Country Store!  This month featuring: Kirk Sutphin, Erynn Marshall, Carl Jones, Abe Gorsky, and more!
  • December 9-11, 2011.  Seattle Folk Festival, Seattle, WA.  This fest is in its second year and growing growing!
  • December 17, 2011.  11:00 AM.  Cranky show at the Rockbridge County Library.
  • more to come!
With Sandy LaPrelle, Jim Lloyd, and Jon Newlin:
  • February 22-26, 2012 - Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN.  I have been awarded the Mike Seeger Scholarship this year--quite the honor to join Violet Hensley and Paul David Smith as a recipient!



Selected Past Appearances

Takoma Park Folk Festival, Takoma Park, MD
Great Lakes Folk Festival,
East Lansing, MI
Floyd, VA
American Folk Festival,
Bangor, MN
Appalachian Heritage Festival,
Shepherdstown, WV
The Crooked Road Goes West Tour Fall 2007

A Prairie Home Companion
Appalachian Heritage Festival
, Shepardstown, WV
Folklore Society of Greater Washington
- Washington, D.C.
West Virginia State Folk Festival- Glenville, WV
Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance Fall Fling- Fayetteville, WV
The Prism Coffeehouse- Charlottesville, VA 
Virginia Arts Festival- Williamsburg, VA

Elizabeth LaPrelle
284 White Rock Furnace Rd.
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
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