| | Jun 18 | Foodservice
Diners at several quick service restaurants in Appalachia get live bluegrass music along with their food.
On regular Sunday evenings, bluegrass picker Rick Cleavenger joins fiddlers, guitarists and others to jam at the red-roofed burger joint [Hardee's, Clarksburg, W.Va.]. The musicians have been playing, eating and making corny jokes here since 2012, after a McDonald’s, their previous venue, rearranged its tables and chairs, making it impossible to clear enough space.
…“These jams are organic,” says Jack Hinshelwood, who runs the Crooked Road, a nonprofit that promotes Appalachian music. The group has a list of jam venues in Virginia that includes a shopping mall, a courthouse and a Dairy Queen. Other venues have included a department store, a barber shop and...