What Is Bluegrass?

What Is Bluegrass?

Episode Description

It started in Kentucky but quickly caught on across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Back in the ‘40s and 50s, musicians started playing their old instruments in new ways, with lots of giddy-up. From Earl Scruggs to the Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina has laid claim to the top talents in bluegrass music.

The Podcast

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 CouncilWNCW-FM, and the American roots music journal No Depression.

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