This week we hear a tremendously varied selection of solid bluegrass music; old time fiddling from field recordings; classic piedmont blues, and new recordings from Kentucky’s Brett Ratliff and Nor
4:42pm Mar 17, 2017Music Music
4:00pm Mar 10, 2017Music Music
This week we take a detour from the old dirt roads and head for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Listen to selections from the five bluegrass albums nominated for the award. The rest of the show is cramme
4:00pm Mar 03, 2017Music Music
Southern roots music is much more than today’s typical bluegrass combination of banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin.
4:00pm Feb 24, 2017Music Music
Rex McGee of Stokes County, North Carolina displays a restless intelligence from the moment you encounter him.
3:00pm Feb 17, 2017Music Music
Mac Wiseman is one of the last of the original generation of bluegrass players. And he’s much more than that. He’s a farm boy-turned-musician, a polio victim who learned guitar while recovering f
7:06pm Feb 10, 2017Music Music
This week we hear a fabulous bluegrass fiddle tune from Corinna Logsdon of High Fidelity… plus a gritty country song from Becky Hobbs… and the Alabama hit cover of another of Hobbs’ songs, Ange
3:48pm Feb 03, 2017Music Music
This week, we hear a fine selection of bluegrass and old time songs and tunes.
3:00pm Jan 27, 2017Music Music
Alan Jabbour, the founding director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, played fiddle, documented traditions and mentored others.
3:00pm Jan 20, 2017Music Music
This week we visit with Zoe & Cloyd, an acclaimed North Carolina roots duo whose combined musical heritage includes old time mountain, bluegrass, rock, classical and klezmer.
3:30pm Jan 13, 2017Music Music
This week’s Across the Blue Ridge presents a fine collection of musicians and styles perfect for wintertime listening. Host Paul Brown takes us through a 1950s radio segment with The Sauceman Brot
3:00pm Jan 06, 2017Music Music
This week Across the Blue Ridge presents Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry from their April, 2016 show at Muddy Creek Music Hall. Mike Craver, Bill Hicks and Jim Watson are all veteran
3:00pm Dec 30, 2016Music Music
Two decades after the first broadcast of Paul Brown’s Breaking Up Christmas: A Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday on NPR member stations in late 1996, we return to the award-winning music documen