This week, we hear a fine selection of bluegrass and old time songs and tunes.
3:48pm Feb 03, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
3:00pm Jan 27, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
Alan Jabbour, the founding director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, played fiddle, documented traditions and mentored others.
3:00pm Jan 20, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we visit with Zoe & Cloyd, an acclaimed North Carolina roots duo whose combined musical heritage includes old time mountain, bluegrass, rock, classical and klezmer.
3:30pm Jan 13, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week’s Across the Blue Ridge presents a fine collection of musicians and styles perfect for wintertime listening. Host Paul Brown takes us through a 1950s radio segment with The Sauceman Brot
3:00pm Jan 06, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week Across the Blue Ridge presents Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry from their April, 2016 show at Muddy Creek Music Hall. Mike Craver, Bill Hicks and Jim Watson are all veteran
3:00pm Dec 30, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Two decades after the first broadcast of Paul Brown’s Breaking Up Christmas: A Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday on NPR member stations in late 1996, we return to the award-winning music documen
2:04pm Dec 16, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across the Blue Ridge #51 - A bright new singer songwriter, and three generations of Galax, Virginia music
Dori Freeman grew up around Galax, Virginia, a location world-renowned for its intense and varied musical culture. Her familiarity with old time mountain, bluegrass, country and gospel music filter
3:00pm Dec 09, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week, in a rebroadcast of a popular show from May, 2016, we hear a broad selection of music from country music pioneers including Mac Wiseman, Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, Hazel Dickens, Fred Cocker
7:35pm Dec 02, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we examine the career of bluegrass singer Curly Seckler, who turns 97 on Christmas Day 2016. A new biography is out by Penny Parsons, titled Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life And M
3:00pm Nov 25, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Thanksgiving is a time when many people think of hearth and home. This week’s Across the Blue Ridge brings us home and to thoughts of home.
2:02pm Nov 18, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
Tommy Jackson established the Nashville studio session fiddle style with his long bow, fluid double stops, and virtuosic fingering. But he died in his 50s in 1979 nearly forgotten – because of his
12:31pm Oct 28, 2016Music & Culture Music & Culture
There’s a lot happening in old time string music these days. This week, we catch up on some of the recordings that have come out in the last year or so. We hear from master fiddlers Kilby Spencer