Bluegrass Guitar Master Leonard Hollifield Passes //

Leonard Hollifield, long-time member of the Stoney Creek Boys and one of Western North Carolina's most respected bluegrass guitar players, has died at the age of ninety-one.

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JAMming Across the Blue RIdge //

Three free bluegrass and old-time music concerts performed by students, alums, and instructors in the Junior Appalachian Musicians program are planned this spring as part of the 50th -anniversary celebration of the North Carolina Arts Council.

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Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition //

The Appalachian ballad tradition is alive among a new generation of singers, most of whom learned their songs directly from oral tradition ...

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Arvil Freeman, Glenn and Lula Bolick to Receive North Carolina Heritage Award //

Fiddler Arvil Freeman and artists Glenn and Lula Bolick will be honored with the prestigious North Carolina Heritage Award in 2018.

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Balsam Range Wins Album of the Year //

The North Carolina bluegrass band Balsam Range has won the International Bluegrass Music Association's coveted Album of the Year award for 2017. 

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