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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JAMming Across the Blue RIdge //

Three free bluegrass and old-time music concerts performed by students, alums, and instructors in the Junior Appalachian Musicians program are planned this spring as part of the 50th -anniversary celebration of the North Carolina Arts Council.

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Balsam Range Wins Album of the Year //

The North Carolina bluegrass band Balsam Range has won the International Bluegrass Music Association's coveted Album of the Year award for 2017. 

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David Holt’s State of Music Season 2 Airs on UNC-TV //

Season 2 of David Holt’s State of Music premieres on UNC-TV’s main channel Thursday, June 15th at 9:30 pm and will air in that time slot for seven weeks.

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