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Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Cover Image for Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Guidebook


The Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina are the center of a rich history of music and dance, from musicians like Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs, to traditions like ballad singing and square dancing. 

The North Carolina Arts Council is leading a collaborative effort to bring these traditions to the forefront to improve the economies of local communities through a new interactive website. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with the Council's executive director Wayne Martin who helped develop the original Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative; and Laura Boosinger, an old-time musician who consulted on the Blue Ridge Music Trails initiative and serves as the executive director of the Madison County Arts Council. 

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