Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

A Guide to Music Sites, Artists, and Traditions of the Mountains and Foothills

Book - 2013
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"The music and dance traditions of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains are legendary. Residents continue a musical heritage that stretches back many generations. In this lively guidebook, noted folklorist Fred C. Fussell puts readers on the trail to discover the many sites in western North Carolina where this unique musical legacy thrives. Organized by region and county, Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina welcomes readers into the rich worlds of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and stringband music, as well as clogging, flat-footing, and other forms of traditional dance. The book, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council and its partner, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, features a CD with more than 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, historic recordings of the region's most influential musicians spanning nine decades--available for the first time here--and songs based on true stories of love, crime, and tragedy set in the North Carolina mountains."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781469608211
Branch Call Number: 917.5604 FUSSE
Characteristics: xix, 281 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Notes: "Portions of this work are adapted from Fred C. Fussell, Blue Ridge Music Trails: Finding a Place in the Circle (2003)."


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