Across the Blue Ridge #130 - Blue Ridge Music Trails concert
This week we hear from singer, banjo player and luthier Rick Ward; old-time musician and songwriter Trevor McKenzie with Terri McMurray and Paul Brown; The Sheets Family Band, and Strictly Strings,
NPR's Paul Brown Remembers His Friend And Mentor Carl Kasell
NPR's very first Morning Edition broadcast took place back in 1979. The news announcer on that day was Carl Kasell, and it was a post he would occupy for the next thirty years.
Across the Blue Ridge #110 - Blue Ridge Music Trails, WPAQ celebrates its 70th
This week's program starts with a powerful collection of fiddle tunes, bluegrass, and old time songs. From there, we move into our latest Blue Ridge Music Trails episode, featuring the Mount Airy,
Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Dies At 89
Bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley has died. Family members say he passed away Thursday night at his home in Virginia after a battle with skin cancer. He was 89 years old.
Across The Blue Ridge - Episode 4 (A Senior Virginia Fiddler Tells His Story)
This week on Across the Blue Ridge, we take a field trip to see a senior fiddler, John “Johnny” Lewis, in southwest Virginia. He's played music since early childhood, and now, at age 92,