Banjo http://wunc.org en Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/blue-ridge-music-trails-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>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.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 38710 at http://wunc.org Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Two Cool Banjos On Display At New Earl Scruggs Center In Shelby, NC http://wunc.org/post/two-cool-banjos-display-new-earl-scruggs-center-shelby-nc <p>Earl Scruggs was a North Carolina native, a banjo virtuoso who was instrumental in the development of the classic bluegrass banjo sound.&nbsp; There's a new museum, the <a href="http://earlscruggscenter.org/" target="_blank">Earl Scruggs Center</a> in Shelby, North Carolina, which honors his legacy. Annmarie Reiley-Kay is the curator. We asked Annmarie what she's most excited by in the new collection. She immediately told us about two of his instruments.</p><p><strong>The Super Earl</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:24:28 +0000 Carol Jackson 28483 at http://wunc.org Two Cool Banjos On Display At New Earl Scruggs Center In Shelby, NC Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects http://wunc.org/post/appalachian-music-old-fashioned-stage-effects <p>While many popular musicians today seek out the newest digital technology to enhance their performances, there’s a young musical duo from rural Virginia who are moving in the opposite direction. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle call themselves simply “<a href="http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/home.html">Anna and Elizabeth</a>.”&nbsp; Both accomplished traditional Appalachian musicians on a variety of instruments, together they have resurrected a storytelling tradition called the “crankie,” whose technology outdates their combined age (which is 50). Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Laura Candler 11162 at http://wunc.org Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects Riley Baugus http://wunc.org/post/riley-baugus <p><a href="http://www.rileybaugus.com/">Musician Riley Baugus</a> has devoted his life's work to playing, making, and studying the banjo. Baugus’ new CD is called “Long Steel Rail.” He regales host Frank Stasio with old-time songs and stories from North Carolina.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:34:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3954 at http://wunc.org Riley Baugus