Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Guidebook

In the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, 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 string band music, as well as clogging, flatfooting and other forms of traditional dance.

The book 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. To get a taste of what is featured in the guidebook watch this video!

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Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and North Carolina Arts Council have partnered to launch, the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina initiative in order to promote the rich traditional music heritage in 29 counties in Western North Carolina.

To learn more about the Blue Ridge Music Trails initiative, click here.