4:00pm Dec 07, 2018Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across the Blue Ridge #155 - Common Characteristics and Differences Between Old-Time and Bluegrass Music
Over the years, many people have asked us to explain what distinguishes old-time music from bluegrass, and vice versa. This week, we’re taking up the challenge. Join ATBR host Paul Brown
4:13pm Nov 03, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we present an encore broadcast of one of our popular “listening session” shows. We dig into the riches of early country music recordings to hear classics of old time mountain, white and
4:30pm Oct 27, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week, we kick off a series on North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Music Trails. Listen for a story or segment at least once a month, with some shorter pieces in between. The music trails are an econ
8:59pm Oct 24, 2017
Across the Blue Ridge is pleased to co-sponsor John McCutcheon at
9:25pm Oct 23, 2017
Our Episode #96 features the guitar in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. We focus on a two-CD album of guitar recordings old and new, assembled by The Croo
3:24pm Oct 20, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, has released a two-CD album titled “A Century of Heritage Guitar Music”. The 52 tracks include historic sides from the earliest days of recording
4:00pm Oct 13, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
Bobby Patterson, the Galax, Virginia-based musician and founder of the old time and bluegrass label Heritage Records, passed away in September of 2017 at age 75.
4:33pm Oct 06, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we feature exciting bluegrass and old time music from a Latin perspective, along with our usual classics from senior and contemporary artists.
4:01pm Sep 29, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week’s show brings us a fun listening opportunity in southern mountain fiddling.
3:00pm Sep 22, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we hear a selection of classic and new love songs, our artists ranging from Wilmer Watts, an early banjo songster and recording artist, to IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee Alice Gerra
2:07pm Sep 22, 2017Arts Arts Music & Culture
Filmmaker Angus MacLachlan & Musician Jeffrey Dean Foster: Music, Sound, & Story In MacLachlan’s New Film Abundant Acreage Available
The new independent film Abundant Acreage Available makes its North Carolina and New York debuts, we hear a music-filled conversation with the film’s writer/director, Angus MacLachlan, and
3:21pm Sep 15, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
In most fields of endeavor, we can point to landmarks in progress – and to the people who create them through their contributions.
2:49pm Sep 08, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we kick things off with one of the greatest fiddlers ever – Chubby Wise – who helped define the bluegrass fiddling style. From there, we dive into some wonderful songs. And there’s a wh