In the Blue Ridge, every county has its own musical heroes and history. The music of Surry County, N.C., is so popular among old-time music fans worldwide that if you visit a jam session in Barcelona or Tokyo, you’re likely to hear a fiddler play “Sally Ann” or “Breaking Up Christmas” in the Surry County style. And you can hear Surry’s style firsthand at the Historic Earle Theatre, in downtown Mount Airy.
The "Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina" podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. Hosted by Laura Boosinger and produced by Kim Clark of WNCW-FM, the podcast is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council, WNCW-FM, and the American roots music journal No Depression.