Our final weekly radio broadcast starts with a reminiscence on songcatching – tracing a song back through time and versions, listening for connections. We also consider the new video documentary
This year's holiday special includes gospel, old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz and blues songs of the season. Plus … a look back at Breaking Up Christmas parties in the Blue Ridge Mountains of ge
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
A new generation of young adults with formal music training, a love of traditional music, and a strong commitment to performing and sharing music is at the forefront of a roots music surge in the U
Fiddler Eddie Bond of the New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters has received a 2018 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Alice Gerrard, International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame inductee, recently discovered tapes from the 1960s of her and Hazel Dickens honing their duo sound in practice.
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 the stories of Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt, who came from the worlds of classical, rock