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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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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