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彩乐园ll下载安装 Music Trails of North Carolina

The North Carolina mountains and foothills abound with the music that was born and bred in these mountains–lively strains of bluegrass, old-time, gospel and blues music, and the sound of dancing feet in venues large and small, indoors and outdoors, at festivals, music halls, and parks. Here’s where to find this great music:

  • Visit , the music trails website that’s loaded with places and events where you can enjoy this music.
  • Download this map brochure for a hard copy map of more than 60 sites along the 彩乐园ll下载安装 Music Trails of NC.
  • Watch some great videos featuring unique, quirky and fun music venues along the Try our recommended itineraries for other places nearby to enhance your experience.
  • More videos: Go with WLOS Channel 13 and 鈥渃ruise鈥 to 14 towns and attractions that feature the traditional music of the region.
  • Get the guidebook,聽, an excellent resource for visitors who want to hear the music in an authentic setting and learn more about the music traditions.

彩乐园ll下载安装 the Guidebook

In the 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,聽彩乐园ll下载安装 Music Trails of North Carolina聽welcomes readers into the rich worlds of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and string band music, as well as clogging, flatfooting, and other forms of traditional dance.

Festivals, Jamborees and Jam Sessions

Outdoor festivals are a great way to sample a variety of talent and styles while enjoying local food and sunshine. Seasoned performers also take the stage at jamborees, clubs, and concert halls.

Local bluegrass and old time music jam sessions, which may be held anywhere from pubs and cafes to the general store or public square, provide a great opportunity to hear local talent and experience local music culture. Many jam sessions welcome visitors, so bring an instrument if you play.

Dates and times for many of these festivals, jam sessions, and other musical events can be found on the of the 彩乐园ll下载安装 Music Trails of North Carolina website.

Learn to Play Traditional Mountain Music

There are opportunities for enthusiasts at all skill levels to learn how to play, sing, and dance to the music. Several colleges and arts institutions offer week-long and/or weekend workshops or seasonal classes where students learn from master musicians:

Appalachian Mountain Music on the Radio

Tune in to traditional old time music in the mountains on local radio. A variety of stations feature traditional Appalachian mountain music during the week:

聽–聽Pre-recorded programs may be listened to on the website. Programs are also broadcast during the week by affiliate radio stations in North Carolina and other states.

WKBC – 800 AM , North Wilkesboro, NC

– 580 AM, West Jefferson, NC

– 88.7 FM in Asheville, NC and 92.9 FM in Boone, NC

– 740 AM, Mount Airy, NC

– 88.1 FM , Asheville, NC

WWMY – 106.1 FM , Jefferson, NC