The Blue Ridge Music Trails salutes Billy Constable, the master bluegrass musician from Spruce Pine, North Carolina who passed away on August 22, 2015 at the age of fifty-six.Read More
Mountain Faith, the bluegrass gospel band from Sylva, North Carolina, has advanced to the round three of the NBC television show America’s Got Talent.Read More
The Blue Ridge Music Trails salutes Clifford Glenn, the talented dulcimer and banjo maker from Watauga County, who passed away on July 18, 2015 at the age of seventy-nine. Clifford made dulcimers and fretless mountain banjos for more than five decades in a tradition that dates back to his great-grandfather, Eli Presnell.
During the folk boom of the 1960s, Clifford and his father, Leonard Glenn, were discovered by the folk music community and orders for instruments began pouring in from all over the country and eventually the world.
When asked what he wanted to impart in general to the public, Clifford said, "I'd rather the instruments I make be played rather than just hung on a wall for decoration like some are. But they're...Read More
On the evening of Friday, June 26th, the Waynesville Street Dance will be live-streamed over the internet as part of North Carolina Music Day. Tune in and watch on your smart phone, tablet, or computer. You’ll need to follow @VisitNC on Twitter or on the Periscope app.
Here’s the official announcement:
Visit NC to Use Periscope to Promote #NCMusicDay to Visitors
Music lovers can pick up the beat at events taking place across North Carolina on Friday, June 26th, thanks to the #NCMusicDay showcase on the Periscope live-streaming app. The broadcast results from a partnership between Visit North Carolina and theNorth Carolina Arts Council, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau....
With more than 200 events on the Blue Ridge Music Trails, planning your day trip is easy.Read More