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Bob Donaghey has a wide background in broadcasting, including work with Ed Sullivan, CBS soap operas, and running his own talent agency. In 1994, he chose Caswell County as a place to live part of the year away from New York. He immediately fell in love with the wealth of bluegrass music and performers in the state. Now armed with state-of-the-art digital technology in his multi- purpose studio near Pelham, he works not only to record and preserve bluegrass music but to promote it beyond the state.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 69 Issue 1, June 2001, p84-86, 88, 90, il, por Periodical Website
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Comer examines the lives of the Trantham family of Haywood County and the Cockman family of Catawba County, two families who are carrying their music, stories, and traditions into the twenty-first century.
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The old Weldon Daeke store, located in Ridgeway in Warren County, has come back to life as the Ridgeway Opry House. It is also home to the Germantown Strings, a dulcimer band. Pittard discusses each musician in the six-member band and the style of music they perform, which includes old-time gospel, country, bluegrass, and mountain music.
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Jim Watson, a native of Durham, has been involved in bluegrass and old-time music since the 1960s. He is one of the founding members of The Red Clay Ramblers. This musical group is one of the most famous acts ever to come out of the state. Watson discusses his life and music.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 6 Issue 7, July 2005, p100-101, por Periodical Website
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Union Grove in Iredell County is home to the Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Festival. Started in 1924, it is the oldest continuous “ole time fiddler's contest” in North America.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 12, May 2008, p162-164, 166-168, il Periodical Website
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Filling a void during the absence of professional musicians in North Carolina, the Moravians have shared and emanated their love of music through several centuries. Brought to the New Word during the period of settlement, the Moravians utilized the organ, piano, harpsichord, clavichord, harp, fiboline, cello, and viola, to glorify god and express their religious sentiments.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 25 Issue 9, Sept 1957, p9-10, 24, il
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In 1864, Raleigh publishers advertised a thin pamphlet \"The Jack Morgan Songster,\" the latest and most popular songs, for $1. The book was designed as a handy collection of songs for use by the soldier around the campfire, compact and light enough to be carried on the march.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 29 Issue 26, May 1962, p10, il
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In quality and strength of its musical traditions, few areas of the United States compare with the region of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The region's old-time, bluegrass, and gospel music finds expression in the extraordinary talents of individual musicians and supports from a systems of institutions that include families, schools, churches, conventions, festivals, record companies and radio stations. Since it began broadcasting in 1948, Mount Airy radio stations WPAQ-AM has remained a powerful force in promoting its region's traditions. WPAQ owes its importance to the vision and commitment of station owner Ralph Epperson, who has made the radio a family and personal enterprise and support of traditional music a vocation.
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Eris Ellis is a musician's musician, whose career as a banjo player represents the dynamic of family, local community, and wider national contexts that contribute to old time and bluegrass music. Ellis has recently been introduced into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame and is one of the best exemplars of a musical style that began in North Carolina: Scruggs-style banjo playing.
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In this obituary Bernhardt remembers Haney and his great contributions to bluegrass music. During his lifetime Haney was a country and blue grass manager promoter, record producer, and songwriter. It was his contribution to bluegrass music that earned him the International Bluegrass Music Association's 1990 Distinguished Achievement Award and in 1998 election to their Hall of Fame.
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Harrison describes the music of Jug Tucker, a bluegrass band that also plays jazz and swing standards, western swing, and Irish fiddle tunes. The band is based on the Outer Banks, and they play 99 percent of their gigs in bars and restaurant decks between Corolla and Ocracoke. Jug Tucker consists of Mark and Sherri Criminger and Ed Gee.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 4, Sept 2013, p30, 32, por Periodical Website
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The Steep Canyon Rangers had its beginnings at UNC-Chapel Hill around 2001. Melzer recounts how the group has become popular emissaries for traditional bluegrass music.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 39, Sept 2013, p27, 29, por Periodical Website
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The International Bluegrass Music Association holds an annual convention and music festival in Raleigh to celebrate bluegrass music. This article addresses the history and heritage of bluegrass, and considers how this legacy limits the genre's ability to evolve.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 39, September 2015, p18-19, il, por Periodical Website
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Over the past 15 years there has been a renewed interest in traditional music. The Coen brothers’ film, O Brother Where Art Thou? (2001), and the film’s soundtrack are credited with this rise in popularity. The band from the film, The Soggy Bottom Boys, headlined the fourth meeting of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s festival in Raleigh, NC. The festival has seen an increase in turnout and a more diverse audience as a result of the film’s lasting impact and modern folk-inspired acts like the Avett Brothers.
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Raleigh’s Chatham County Line is a bluegrass quintet that has been playing for thirteen years. In their latest record, Autumn, the band continues to utilize the traditional bluegrass tool kit of acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass in service of a more modern sound.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 40, Oct 2016, p28-29, il Periodical Website
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