David Holt’s State of Music to Be Broadcast Nationally //

Beginning April 1st, PBS stations across the United States will start broadcasting David Holt’s State of Music, a one-hour program showcasing the music traditions of the North Carolina mountains and foothills. The program premiered first in North Carolina on UNC-TV in January, 2015.

Filmed on location in Western North Carolina, the program is hosted by music ambassador David Holt, who introduces viewers to modern masters of traditional music in the Southern mountains and remembers the legends who taught him. Featured artists include guitarist Bryan Sutton, musician and ballad singer Josh Goforth, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, old-time fiddler Bruce Molsky, African American gospel torch-bearers Wilbur Tharpe...

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Social Media Workshops Offered to Music Trails Partners //

Learn how to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to reach more fans of traditional music.

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Roger Howell Honored with 2015 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award //

The North Carolina Folklore Society announced that master fiddler Roger Howell of Madison County, North Carolina is a 2015 recipient ...

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Sheila Kay Adams and Marc Pruett to Receive the North Carolina Heritage Award //

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that eight North Carolina artists will receive the North Carolina Heritage Award for their ...

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Asheville Marks 90th Anniversary of Historic Recording Sessions //

Ninety years ago this week, Asheville was the site of some remarkable music recording sessions. 

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