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 economic development, tourism and education resource developed by the North Carolina Arts Council with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Find out about them in our interview with North Carolina Arts Council Executive Director Wayne Martin, the man behind the original proposal for arts-based economic development initiatives that won the NEA's favor back in the 1990s.  Along the way on this week's show, you'll hear some of the remarkable variety in North Carolina's traditional music, in a succession of historic recordings spanning old time fiddle tunes to gospel songs, bluegrass and ballad singing.  Also part of the soundscape, some of the music heard today, pointing the way to the future.


  1. June Apple
    Camp Creek Boys
    Old Time String Band
  2. One Dime Blues
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
  3. Think
    The Five Royales
  4. Little Maggie
    Obray Ramsey
    Good Old Mountain Dew
  5. Early Early In The Spring
    Dellie Norton
    High Atmosphere
  6. Garfield
    Dink Roberts
    Black Banjo Songsters of NC & VA
  7. A Lonely Life
    The Carolina Travelers
    Grass Fire
  8. Break 1 - Lee Highway Blues
    Fred Price & Doc Watson
    Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley 1960-1962
  9. Cousin Sally Brown
    Willard Watson
    Clawhammer Banjo Vol. 2
  10. I'm Going Away
    Elizabeth Cotten
    Shake Sugaree
  11. Lonesome Fiddle Blues
    Presley Barker
    Just Ten
  12. Earl's Breakdown
    Earl Scruggs
    Flatt & Scruggs 1948-59 Vol. 2
  13. Wayne Martin Interview 1
    Wayne Martin
    ATBR recording
  14. Sugar Hill
    Tommy Jarrell
    June Apple
  15. Break 2 - New Five Cents
    The Stuart Brothers
    The Stuart Brothers
  16. The Old Man At The Mill
    Clint Howard, Doc Watson, Fred Price
    Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley 1960-1962
  17. Free Little Bird
    Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson
    Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley 1960-1962
  18. Wayne Martin Interview 2
    Wayne Martin
    ATBR recording
  19. Come On Out Tonight
    Strictly Strings
    High On A Mountain
  20. Journey's End
    Bobby Hicks & Mark Kuykendall
    Forever And A Day
  21. Going To Town
    Jim Shumate
    Collection Volume 2 

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