top of page
  • Writer's pictureSandra Aranegui

From the Editor:

Updated: Mar 5

Dear Readers,


I am still in awe of the remarkable journey that Lover's Rock Magazine has embarked upon. It fills me with great happiness to witness our concept coming to life and evolving exactly as I had envisioned. As we delve into the second issue, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the overwhelming support we have received thus far.


Last month, we had the privilege of peering into the inner workings of the Jared Stout Band, exploring the captivating talent that resides within their music. Additionally, we took a glimpse into the operations of one of Roanoke's most cherished restaurants and community gathering spots — the Village Grill. The response from our readers was truly heartwarming, and I am thrilled to continue to bring you stories that celebrate the vibrant essence of our rich local music scene.


In this issue, we have something truly special in store for you. I had the privilege of sitting down with Crawford & Power, a local sensation that has gracefully transitioned into the national spotlight. We will delve into their journey, from captivating local audiences to enthralling the nation with their fun and gritty music. We will explore their rise to fame and the inspiration behind what makes them tick. Furthermore, we will explore one of Downtown Roanoke's original high energy independent music venues which played a huge role in defining a community — Martin's Downtown, a place renowned not only for its culinary edge, but also for its thriving music scene. 


In addition, our beautiful magazine would not be as exquisite without the artistic photography of the exceptionally talented Cloud Bobby. His play on color is paramount. His ability to capture musicians in their element is unparalleled, and we are honored to feature his work. Additionally, the multitalented Jake Dempsey has something special cooking up for us in the kitchen. I assure you, his clever creations and new twists on traditional spreads will leave you craving for more.


And let's not forget our comprehensive monthly listing of events spanning most of Southwest Virginia. We want to ensure that you never miss a single opportunity to experience a remarkable live show. The list is designed to keep you informed and connected to the pulsating heartbeat that drives our local music scene.

Whether this is your first time reading Lover's Rock Magazine or the second, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude. Without your unwavering love and support for local live music, our magazine would be incomplete. Each and every one of you is the vital cog in the grand machine that keeps our community thriving.

As we continue this extraordinary journey together, I encourage you to share your thoughts, feedback, and ideas. Lover's Rock Magazine is as much yours as it is ours. Let us know what moves you, what inspires you, and what you would like to see in future issues. We are here to amplify your voice and celebrate the incredible talent that surrounds us.


Thank you for being a part of Lover's Rock Magazine. Together, let us weave a tapestry of stories that encapsulate the spirit of our community and the power of music.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Sandra Aranegui



Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page