The State of Things
11:15 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Cover Image for Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Guidebook
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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