The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is showcasing the traditional music of Western North Carolina in a series of music videos, “Back Roads to the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC.”
Ten videos have been produced and will be introduced individually throughout the summer and fall of 2015. The first, filmed at the Feed & Seed music hall in Fletcher, will be released on Tuesday, May 19, on the Blue Ridge Music Trails YouTube channel.
“These fun films were made in small, off-the-beaten-path music venues that lovers of the traditional music of our region might otherwise not find,” said Angie Chandler, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. “Our goal is to get visitors to learn about and enjoy this music in venues,...Read More
We are saddened to report that legendary Dobro player Tut Taylor has passed. Learn more about Tut in our Traditional Artist Directory.
Here is a fitting tribute from The Tennessean:
Tut Taylor, "The Flatpickin' Dobro Man" who played on John Hartford's groundbreaking LP "Aereo-Plain" and helped open Nashville bluegrass hot spot The Old Time Pickin' Parlor in the early 1970s, died Thursday morning at the Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He was 91.
Robert Arthur Taylor, Sr. was born in Milledgeville, Ga., on Nov. 20, 1923. His parents reportedly paid the woman who delivered him in collard greens. He grew up in a musical family, and as a child he played the mandolin. He started learning how to play the Dobro in...Read More
March is Women's History Month, when we pay tribute to generations of women and celebrate their accomplishments.Read More
The Blue Ridge Music Trails invites the public on Thursday, April 30, to open their hearts as the Asheville Outlets opens its doors with an exlusive charity night.Read More
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announces the award of 8 grants in support of musical heritage in Western North Carolina.Read More