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Blue Ridge Music Trails : Finding a Place in the Circle - Cedric N. Chatterley

Blue Ridge Music Trails

Finding a Place in the Circle

By: Cedric N. Chatterley (Photographer)

Paperback Published: 30th June 2003
ISBN: 9780807854594
Number Of Pages: 288

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The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia are the heart of a region where traditional music and dance are celebrated as nowhere else in America. This book is a comprehensive traveler's guide to discovering the many places where this unique music-making legacy thrives. The book leads readers to more than 160 venues and events filled with bluegrass and string band music, ballad singing, fiddling, shape-note singing, gospel music, clogging, and other traditional forms of music and dance.

Vivid descriptions bring the mountain music scene to life in all its diversity. Nearly 150 color photographs are partnered with the moving words of musicians themselves, allowing readers a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the bearers of this enduring folk legacy. Concise driving directions and up-to-date maps accompany the entries for the events covered, which range from small, local jam sessions to well-known festivals that draw thousands of fans.

An engaging and essential resource for music lovers, this guide invites everyone to experience a great American musical tradition.

The Blue Ridge Music Trails are a project of the Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative and its partners, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum of Ferrum College, the North Carolina Folklife Institute, and the Blue Ridge Parkway Division of the National Park Service.

Preface: Entering the Circlep. xvii
About This Guidebookp. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
History of Blue Ridge Musicp. 1
Music in the Heart of Southern Appalachiap. 15
Surry Countyp. 15
WPAQ Merry-Go-Roundp. 17
Downtown Cinema Theatre Jam Sessionp. 21
Blue Ridge Jamboreep. 21
Thursday Evenings at the Andy Griffith Playhousep. 24
Annual Music Events at the Andy Griffith Playhousep. 24
Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers' Conventionp. 25
Autumn Leaves Festivalp. 28
Sonker Festival at the Edwards-Franklin Housep. 29
Alleghany Countyp. 30
Alleghany Jubileep. 30
Alleghany County Fiddlers' Conventionp. 32
Ashe Countyp. 34
Hog Stompp. 34
Mountain Music Jamboreep. 36
Christmas in Julyp. 40
Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention at Ashe County Parkp. 41
Ashe County Arts Council Coffee House Talent Nightp. 43
Greenfield Restaurant Bluegrass and Old-Time Musicp. 43
Albert Hash Memorial Festivalp. 44
Todd New River Festivalp. 47
Yadkin Countyp. 48
O'Henry's Restaurantp. 48
Hall's Barbecuep. 48
Yadkinville Bluegrass Contest and Fiddlers' Conventionp. 50
Friday Night Music at Windsor's Crossroadsp. 50
Wilkes Countyp. 51
Whippoorwill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museump. 51
Merlefestp. 56
A Fiddlers' Convention in Virginiap. 59
Galaxp. 59
Old Fiddlers' Conventionp. 59
Barr's Fiddle Shopp. 67
Blue Ridge Backroadsp. 70
Downtown Street Festivalp. 70
Grayson Countyp. 73
Fairview Ruritan Club Fiddlers' Conventionp. 73
Festival by the New Riverp. 73
Old-Time Fiddlers' and Bluegrass Convention in Friesp. 75
Grayson County Fiddlers' Conventionp. 75
Grayson Highlands Fall Festivalp. 76
Jam Sessions at Grayson Highlands State Parkp. 77
Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competitionp. 77
Independence Fourth of July Celebrationp. 78
Mountain Foliage Festivalp. 79
Troutdale Fire Hall Monthly Bluegrass Showp. 79
Troutdale Old-Time and Bluegrass Music Festivalp. 82
White Top Mountain Maple Festivalp. 82
White Top Mountain Molasses Festivalp. 82
White Top Mountain Ramp Festivalp. 83
Baywood Fall Festivalp. 84
Bridle Creek Fall Festivalp. 86
Carroll Countyp. 86
Community Dance in Hillsvillep. 86
Heritage Shoppe and Heritage Recordsp. 89
Wythe Countyp. 92
Chautauqua Festival in Wythevillep. 92
They Feed Me on Cornbread and Beansp. 93
Caldwell Countyp. 96
Sims Country Bar-B-Que Inc.p. 96
Sunday Afternoons at the Bolick Potteryp. 99
Heritage Day and Kiln Opening at the Bolick Potteryp. 103
Jam Session at Lenoir Mallp. 104
Hudson Railroad Depot Museum and Picking in the Parkp. 104
Alexander Countyp. 105
First Sunday Singing Conventionp. 105
Hiddenite Celebration of the Artsp. 107
Burke Countyp. 108
Drexel Barber Shop Jam Sessionp. 108
Smoky Creek Barbecue and Music Barnp. 111
Bluegrass at the Old Rock School in Valdesep. 112
Watauga Countyp. 113
Woodlands Barbecue and Pickin' Parlorp. 113
Mountainhome Musicp. 116
Gospel Singing at the High Country Fairgroundsp. 117
Clogging at Tweetsiep. 117
Appalachian Cultural Museump. 118
Doc Watson MusicFestp. 118
Avery Countyp. 120
Jim and Jennie's High Country Music Barnp. 120
Singing on the Mountain at MacRae Meadowsp. 122
Folk Festivals, Gospel Singings, and a Flea Marketp. 123
Franklin Countyp. 123
Blue Ridge Folklife Festivalp. 123
Dairy Queen in Rocky Mountp. 128
Henry Countyp. 129
Billy's Flea Marketp. 129
Patrick Countyp. 131
Easter Brothers' Homecoming Gospel Singp. 131
Singings at Dominion Valley Parkp. 132
Poor Farmer's Farmp. 132
It Strikes with Terror in My Heartp. 135
Mitchell Countyp. 135
Konap. 135
Saturday Night Jams at Five Oaks Campgroundp. 144
Yancey Countyp. 144
Music in the Mountains Festivalp. 144
Young's Mountain Musicp. 146
McDowell Countyp. 148
Old Fort Mountain Musicp. 148
Orchard at Altapassp. 149
Mountain Gateway Museump. 150
Rutherford Countyp. 151
Ellenboro Fiddlers' and Bluegrass Conventionp. 151
Bluegrass at the Golden Valley Music Parkp. 152
Fiddles, Banjos, and Black Coffeep. 155
Roanokep. 155
Roanoke Fiddle and Banjo Clubp. 155
Mill Mountain Coffee Shop Jamp. 157
Roanoke Mountain Music Seriesp. 162
Vinton Old-Time Bluegrass Festival and Competitionp. 165
Salemp. 166
Olde Salem Daysp. 166
Radford Cityp. 166
Appalachian Folk Arts Festivalp. 166
Pulaski Countyp. 167
Hillbilly Opryp. 167
Bluegrass and Old-Time Music at New River Community Collegep. 167
Floyd Countyp. 167
Floyd Country Store Jam Sessions and Concertsp. 167
County Salesp. 169
Mabry Millp. 170
WGFC Radio Bluegrass Programsp. 171
Montgomery Countyp. 171
Tuesday Night Jam in Blacksburgp. 171
Traditional Mountain Square Dance in Blacksburgp. 173
WKEX Bluegrass and Gospel Programsp. 173
Wilderness Trail Festivalp. 173
The Orange Blossom Specialp. 175
Madison Countyp. 175
Marshall Railroad Depot Friday Night Music and Dancep. 175
Bluff Mountain Music Festivalp. 180
Madison County Heritage Festival and the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Minstrel of the Appalachians Concertp. 184
Rural Life Museum at Mars Hill Collegep. 184
Buncombe Countyp. 185
Shindig on the Greenp. 185
Bluegrass First Classp. 188
Mountain Dance and Folk Festivalp. 191
Goombay Festivalp. 191
Old-Time Music and Dance Week at the Swannanoa Gatheringp. 193
Henderson Countyp. 195
Monday Night Street Dance in Downtown Hendersonvillep. 195
Bluegrass Music at the Old Home Placep. 196
Polk Countyp. 197
Open House at Little Mountain Potteryp. 197
Traditional Music in the Central Virginia Hillcountryp. 199
Rockbridge Countyp. 199
Clark's Lumber Companyp. 199
Concert Series at Lime Kiln Theaterp. 204
Maury River Fiddlers' Conventionp. 205
Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festivalp. 205
Amherst Countyp. 206
James River Bluegrass Association Jam Sessionp. 206
Sorghum Molasses Festivalp. 207
WAMV 1420 AM Bluegrass Programp. 208
Botetourt Countyp. 208
Town of Buchanan Fourth of July Carnivalp. 208
Fincastle Festivalp. 208
Mountain Magicp. 209
Bedford City and Bedford Countyp. 209
Main Street Mania and Bedford Centerfestp. 209
Music Events at the Sedalia Center in Big Islandp. 210
Charlottesvillep. 211
Jam Sessions at the Prism Coffeehousep. 211
Augusta Countyp. 212
Crawford Brothers' Quartet Anniversary Singp. 212
East Coast Country Music Championshipp. 213
Grand Caverns Bluegrass Festivalp. 213
Oak Grove Folk Music Festivalp. 214
Gospel Keys Anniversary Singp. 214
Nelson Countyp. 215
Annual Apple Harvest Festivalsp. 215
Stelling Banjo Worksp. 216
Nelson County Summer Festivalp. 216
Walking the King's Highwayp. 217
Haywood Countyp. 221
Mountain Street Dancep. 221
Maggie Valley Opry Housep. 225
Music and Dance at the Stompin' Groundp. 230
Smoky Mountain Folk Festivalp. 232
Singing on the Mountainp. 234
Swain Countyp. 234
Smoky Mountain Jamboreep. 234
Bluegrass Festivals at the Happy Holiday RV Park and Campgroundp. 235
Bryson City Depotp. 236
Jackson Countyp. 236
Mountain Heritage Dayp. 236
Shape-Note Singing at the Cullowhee Baptist Churchp. 238
Christian Harmony Sing at the Webster United Methodist Churchp. 239
Transylvania Countyp. 240
Thursday Night Jams at the Silvermont Mansionp. 240
Tuesday Night Jam at Celestial Mountain Musicp. 242
Bluegrass Concert at the Ecusta Union Hall in Brevardp. 242
Photographer's Notep. 245
Indexp. 247
Featured Articles
Religious Folksong Traditions in the Blue Ridgep. 7
Blue Ridge Music on the Airp. 20
Radio Stations along the Trailsp. 22
Gary Poe and the Old-Time and Bluegrass Music Showp. 41
The Legend of Tom Dooleyp. 53
"The Fiddlers'"p. 63
Blue Ridge Music Centerp. 74
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?p. 85
A Legendary Shootout at the Carroll County Courthousep. 87
That Good Old Mountain Dew: Facts and Fictionp. 97
Old-Time Fiddlers' and Bluegrass Festival at Fiddler's Grovep. 110
The Ballad of Frankie Silverp. 140
Jam Session Protocolp. 160
John C. Campbell Folk Schoolp. 243
Profiles
Larry Dean Pennington: I Had the Sound in My Headp. 37
Dorothy Hess: I'm Really a Fighterp. 46
Tom Barr: A Way of Lifep. 68
Steve Barr: You Got to Have Someone to Followp. 72
Wayne Henderson: I Make Guitarsp. 80
Jim Marshall: The Ballad of Fancy Gapp. 90
Glenn Bolick: Sawmill Manp. 101
Etta Baker: A Wonderful Lifep. 114
Bobby McMillon: In an Unbroken Traditionp. 142
Jay Griffin: Come See for Yourselfp. 163
Jerry Adams: A Good Place to Bep. 182
Josh Goforth: That's My Goal, to Keep It Goingp. 186
Sheila Kay Adams: It Was the Singingp. 189
Joe Sam Queen: Walking the King's Highwayp. 226
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780807854594
ISBN-10: 080785459X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th June 2003
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Type: New edition

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