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Root 2 Music draw on two roots of American music, Celtic and Deep South Country Blues.  The duo consists of David Frank (guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Mary Beth Coffey (fiddle, percussion, vocals).  David began Root 2 Music with Nancy Reid over 15 years ago and they have won recognition at the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop) and at the International Blues Challenge (Beale Street, Memphis).  Recently, Nancy has moved on and her sister, Mary Beth, has taken over on fiddle and vocals.  Mary Beth played with the successful Celtic group “Beggar’s Circus”.  Now David and Mary Beth enjoy making music together as Root 2 Music.

Random Unannounced Performances

You may find us at the Porter Mountain Overlook, mile marker 90 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  You may find us on the porch at the Peaks of Otter Lodge near mile 85 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Face to Face Crowd Funding

Support Local Music.  You can help Root 2 Music's projects by showing up and introducing yourself to the an important member of our enterprise.  His name is Phillip, the bucket.

Clifftop Neo-Trad Finals! Again in 2022! 

Clifftop WV:  Lon Reid (bass) joined Nancy and David to form a Root2 Music trio for the annual Appalachian String Band Festival Neo-Traditional contest.  The band made it to the finals . . .again!.  The judges selected Root 2 Music…

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Peaks of Otter Lodge

Peaks of Otter Lodge, 85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Bedford, VA 24523

Mary Beth Coffee (violin, vocals, percussion) and David Frank (guitars, vocals) play acoustic music featuring fiddle, guitar, slide guitar, percussion and vocals. Root 2 Music source two roots of American folk music, Celtic and Blues. The venue at the Peaks of Otter Lodge promotes interactions with and among the audiences. There is plenty of room to exchange stories and make new friends in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere. Blues, Celtic, Folk, Americana and Nederlands. Root 2 cannot be expressed as the ratio of two integers.