Bluegrass 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 The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent http://wunc.org/post/bucket-brothers-young-talent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Logan and Casey Valleroy have years of experience playing nine different instruments. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The years of musical experience are impressive since they have a combined total of 24 years of life. </span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:17:22 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36820 at http://wunc.org The Bucket Brothers' Young Talent Chatham County Line On A "Tightrope" http://wunc.org/post/chatham-county-line-tightrope <p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:15:48 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 36429 at http://wunc.org Chatham County Line On A "Tightrope" LISTEN: Chatham County Line Performs LIVE In WUNC Studios http://wunc.org/post/listen-chatham-county-line-performs-live-wunc-studios <p></p><p>“There’s a lot of growing up in this record,” says vocalist/guitarist Dave Wilson.</p><p>“We’re maturing in this world and seeing things through a different set of eyes – and that materializes in a lot of these songs.”</p><p><a href="http://www.chathamcountyline.com/">Chatham County Line</a> is celebrating the release of their latest album, Tightrope from Yep Roc Records. The foursome stopped into the WUNC&nbsp; studios to talk with Eric Hodge.</p><p>The interview begins with this song: Any Port in a Storm.</p><p>http://youtu.be/8fI2bAhOIIc</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:10:55 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 36425 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: Chatham County Line Performs LIVE In WUNC Studios WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio http://wunc.org/post/watch-10-time-grammy-winner-bobby-hicks-performs-studio <p></p><p></p><p>Bobby Hicks had no intention of playing fiddle as a kid. He was playing mandolin in a band with his brothers when one of them asked for some help.</p><p>"My brother had a friend he wanted in the band, but he couldn't play anything," said Hicks. "So he talked me into teaching him to play the mandolin, and then they fired me."</p><p>It was to all our benefit.</p><p>http://youtu.be/G66JtZN3BEo</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:01:06 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 35821 at http://wunc.org WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio Ricky Skaggs On His Kentucky Mountain Origins http://wunc.org/post/ricky-skaggs-his-kentucky-mountain-origins <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Ricky Skaggs was just five years old when he first got his hands on a mandolin. Many boys in small town Kentucky were playing the guitar or the fiddle, but not the mandolin. With a rich and varied career in bluegrass and country, Skaggs is known for that masterful mandolin sound.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:48:25 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 27761 at http://wunc.org Ricky Skaggs On His Kentucky Mountain Origins Breakthrough Year In Bluegrass for Steep Canyon Rangers http://wunc.org/post/breakthrough-year-bluegrass-steep-canyon-rangers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>2013 has been a huge year for the western North Carolina bluegrass band <a href="http://www.steepcanyon.com/">Steep Canyon Rangers</a>. The band released a new album “Tell The Ones I Love,” won a Grammy award for “Best Bluegrass Album,”&nbsp; and toured with actor Steve Martin.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:53:44 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 25880 at http://wunc.org Breakthrough Year In Bluegrass for Steep Canyon Rangers Michigan Bluegrass Band Joins Wide Open Lineup http://wunc.org/post/michigan-bluegrass-band-joins-wide-open-lineup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greensky Bluegrass is one of more than 50 bands coming to Raleigh this week for the </span><a href="http://www.wideopenbluegrass.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wide Open Bluegrass Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Michigan group&rsquo;s hybrid sound draws on the influence of rock &lsquo;n roll and jam bands. The multidimensionality of their music gives them a mainstream music fan base beyond the bluegrass scene. </span><a href="http://greenskybluegrass.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Greensky Bluegrass </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is Dave </span>Bruzza<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Anders Beck, Mike </span>Devol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Mike </span>Bont<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Paul Hoffman.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:30:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23218 at http://wunc.org Michigan Bluegrass Band Joins Wide Open Lineup World Of Bluegrass: Awards And Weekend Lineup http://wunc.org/post/world-bluegrass-awards-and-weekend-lineup <p></p><p></p><p>The World of Bluegrass festival is in its last few days in Raleigh. Music journalist Craig Havighurst is back one last time to talk about the event.&nbsp; He&#39;s a triangle native who now hosts a music roots show from Nashville.&nbsp; He&#39;s also a board member of the International Bluegrass Music Association, the group that puts on the festival every year.<br /><br /> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:18:11 +0000 Eric Hodge & Will Michaels 23215 at http://wunc.org World Of Bluegrass: Awards And Weekend Lineup An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/evening-bluegrass-live-raleigh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last night a few hours after the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences had closed for the evening, a series of banjos, fiddles and mandolins paraded past the smiling security officers into an area set aside as a sort of "green room." Musicians from the World of Bluegrass festival put on by the </span>IBMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;dropped by </span>WUNC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> newly opened studios in the museum for an evening of </span>pickin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">' and </span>singin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">'.</span></ Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:28:11 +0000 Keith Weston 23166 at http://wunc.org An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh