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  • Traditional artists honored by NC Arts Council

    The North Carolina Arts Council will honor two of the state's most prolific traditional string musicians when the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Awards are handed out in May. These honors are awarded annually to artists, performers, instructors, and crafters who help in keeping folk traditions alive in the state. Among those

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  • Saturday photos from Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies 2017

    Paul Williams and Lorraine Jordan at the 2017 Bluegrass Christmas In The Smokies - photo © Bill Warren Saturday was B to CC day – bluegrass to classic country -  at Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies. The day started out with Cuttin’ Grass from North Carolina. They bring traditional bluegrass to every

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  • Are You Living Right video from Carolina Blue

    Carolina Blue is proud to announce their very first Gospel bluegrass video, for the song Are You Living Right from their current Poor Mountain Records project, Sounds Of Kentucky Grass. You might wonder why a North Carolina Band would title their album, Sounds Of Kentucky Grass. Well, it's because this is

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  • Tennessee Fall Homecoming Festival comes to an end

    The Museum of Appalachia, which has hosted the Tennessee Fall Homecoming Festival for the past 38 years in Clinton, TN, has announced that they will no longer be able to operate the festival. Their board says that the financial exposure and the manpower needs to manage a three-day event with

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  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Missy Raines

    Last month, I was taken by a photo on Missy Raines' Facebook page showing her playing bass onstage at the Birchmere while John Duffey leaned in and chopped mandolin. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but a thousand words weren't enough for me. I wanted to know

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  • Orphan Girl video from The Roots Revival

    Surely one of the most interesting new groups to emerge this year is Northern Ireland's The Roots Revival, who blend many of the traditions of bluegrass with their own rich and varied folk music culture. The band combines the members of Cup O'Joe, Benjamin, Reuben, and Tabitha Agnew, with fiddler Niall

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