MerleFest to return with new director

MerleFest, the annual festival in Wilkesboro that celebrates traditional music and more, returns to its normal spring schedule this month after a shift to the fall last year. 

WATCH: MerleFest In Five Minutes

MerleFest is an annual "traditional plus" music festival held in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on the campus of Wilkes Community College.

Meet the Artist: Asheville-Based Bluegrass Trio Red June

Last July the Asheville-based trio Red June visited the Triad for a special outdoor CD release party and concert. The bluegrass, beer and BBQ event took place at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, and it featured John Cloyd Miller on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Natalya Weinstein on fiddle and vocals, and  Winston-Salem native Will Straughan on guitar and vocals. Will played for years in the Emma Gibbs Band before moving to the mountains. Red June's new CD is Beauty Will Come, and the tune we've sampled today is a hauntingly beautiful one from the album that Will wrote. It's called "Soul's Repair".