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March 2, 2017

NC Bluegrass Connections

Bluegrass music.  Banjos and fiddles.  Clogging and swing dances.  What do all of these aspects have in common?  The mountains of Western North Carolina.

For generations, music and dance has been a part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains of NC.  Folklorist Fred C. Fussell details many of these traditions, including specific locations, in "Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina".  Author Patricia A. McAfee focuses more on highlighting the musicians, both well-known and under-recognized, who performed in churches, barns, and many other places in "Western North Carolina Musical Legacies".

Interested in discovering even more about the musical heritage and history of our state?  Then please check out these books and more at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading (and listening)!


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