4:00pm Dec 28, 2018Music & Culture Music & Culture
Our final weekly radio broadcast starts with a reminiscence on songcatching – tracing a song back through time and versions, listening for connections. We also consider the new video documentary
3:42pm Feb 19, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
7:48pm Feb 13, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
The story of American traditional music is one of intertwined cultures. This week host Paul Brown guides us along a fascinating trail of old time mountain music, country blues, gospel and bluegras
4:59pm Feb 05, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across The Blue Ridge - Episode 6 (Black History Month: African-American Historical Links to Iconic Songs of the American South)
Tennessee native Sparky Rucker has traveled a long road as a rock, gospel, and folk musician, protest singer, civil rights advocate, and teacher. His wife Rhonda blows a soulful harmonica and, lik
11:42am Jan 30, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Southern mountain and country singing often sound high, keening and intense. Some people like it, some don’t. But how are those sounds made?
4:15pm Jan 23, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week on Across the Blue Ridge, we take a field trip to see a senior fiddler, John “Johnny” Lewis, in southwest Virginia. He’s played music since early childhood, and now, at age 92,
1:29pm Jan 15, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across The Blue Ridge - Episode 3 (A California-based Music Documenter, and Some Great Tunes for Dancing)
The allure of traditional southern music has spread across the U.S. and around the world. Case in point: David Bragger is a Los Angeles audio-video producer and musician.
3:49pm Jan 08, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week’s Across the Blue Ridge explores roots of bluegrass in North Carolina old-time music – specifically that of the groundbreaking banjo player Charlie Poole.
7:36pm Jan 02, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across the Blue Ridge returns to WFDD with a fun-filled tour of the Breaking Up Christmas holiday party tradition in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Host Paul Brown draws