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
4:00pm Jun 09, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we hear a fabulous Muddy Creek Music Hall stage performance from The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters, one of the finest mountain string bands performing today.
4:06pm Jun 02, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week, as the fiddlers’ convention season in the south really gets underway, we check out some songs and tunes old and new from the Virginia mountains. In the southwestern part of Virginia, Ga
4:00pm May 26, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
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.
4:00pm May 19, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
The Mountains of Music Homecoming is just around the bend. The movable feast of roots music takes place in communities around southwestern Virginia June 9-17.
4:00pm May 12, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
Mike “Lightnin’” Wells brings traditions together in his entertaining, informative and down-home one-man shows. His latest album, titled “O Lightnin’ Where Art Thou?”, displays his range as never
4:00pm May 05, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we take a moment at Merlefest – not for the main stage acts, but with the community of jammers at festivals. Beyond that, we hear a fine selection of bluegrass and old time music with a
4:00pm Apr 28, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
New recordings, a preview of roots music from a public TV series, and some classic fiddle tunes and bluegrass cuts share the spotlight this week.
8:46am Apr 22, 2017
It started as a small festival, on a rural northwest North Carolina community college campus.
4:00pm Apr 21, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
A festival that started small at Wilkes Community College in North Carolina has become one of the most enthusiastically supported roots music events in the U.S. Merlefest began in 1988 as an event
2:00pm Apr 14, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
One outcome of the folk music boom of the 1950s and ‘60s was an increased interest in the music from which much pop and folk had sprung: old-time and bluegrass. While The Weavers, The Kingston Tri
5:17pm Apr 07, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we profile Buddy Pendleton (1935-2017), a remarkably talented and fluid Patrick County, Virginia fiddle player whose repertoire spanned old time, bluegrass, folk, swing and jazz.
4:13pm Mar 31, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we hear some classic Blue Ridge mountain music, piedmont blues, and even some swing from the Quebe Sisters of Texas, who will perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center this season. Plus, wh