Across the Blue Ridge #97 - Blue Ridge Music Trails and the Music of North Carolina

Across the Blue Ridge #97 - Blue Ridge Music Trails and the Music of North Carolina

4:30pm Oct 27, 2017
Wayne Martin (l.), Executive Director of the North Carolina Arts Council, and Paul Brown get together for a conversation about the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina and their impact on the regional economy, communities, and children’s opportunities to learn traditional music.
Terri McMurray

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.

Playlist

  1. June Apple
    Camp Creek Boys
    Old Time String Band
     
  2. One Dime Blues
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
     
  3. Think
    The Five Royales
    Think
     
  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