If you share our love of traditional music, you'll enjoy making your own Long Journey Home. Visit the places where ballads were born, stories shared, and many of the Old Time standards were written. Find the homeplaces of the people who preserved, passed on, and carried forward the musical traditions that became the basis of modern Country music. Spend an afternoon or a weekend with us. Plan yourself a loose itinerary and leave some room for discovery! Use the interactive map below to create your own self-guided tour any day, and be sure to join us for the next Long Journey Home: Musical Heritage Homecoming tour set for Labor Day weekend 2017,when you can experience live music right on the front porches of some of Johnson County's finest 20th century musicians!
A printed map will be available soon along with a CD/podcast recording to guide and entertain you as you discover the musical heritage of Johnson County. Below is a sampling of the music.