Nina Simone’s Hometown Honors Singer //

Tryon, N.C., is celebrating the legacy of its most famous daughter who died in 2003. The three-room house where Simone was born ...

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Meet Arvil Freeman - 2018 N.C. Heritage Award Recipient //

Fiddler Arvil Freeman of Buncombe County has performed and passed on his traditions for over fifty years and is known for his smooth and melodic long-bow style.

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Stop by the Blue Ridge Music Trails Stage at MerleFest //

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will sponsor performances by N.C. musicians at MerleFest, including four-time Grammy winner David Holt and Grammy nominee Josh Goforth.

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“Down the Road” Music Guide - New for 2018 //

If you love the traditional sounds of mountain music from banjos to fiddles, from ballads to shape-note singing, find your passion with our new Down the Road guide to the Blue Ridge Music Trails.  

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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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