This week's show ranges across the southern mountains with some truly wonderful fiddle tunes and songs. We start with the late North Carolina fiddler Jim Shumate, the first fiddler with Flatt &
This week we hear some great fiddling from the transformative Arthur Smith, who set entertainment-style country fiddling on the path to what we now recognize as bluegrass.
This week's show brings us a fun listening opportunity in southern mountain fiddling.
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.