Video: Nora Brown plays two old-time banjo tunes
In a mesmerizing set, musician Nora Brown breathes new life into two old-time banjo tunes: “East Virginia” and “John Brown’s Dream.” An evocative performance paired with a quick history of the banjo’s evolution.
Video: Doc Watson & Earl Scruggs Perform “John Hardy” at Doc’s home
Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and their sons perform the Appalachian ballad John Hardy at Doc’s home. — On January 19, 1894, the Wheeling Daily Register published the following story: “John … Continue reading
Video: Doc Watson performing ‘Deep River Blues’
A master at both flatpicking and fingerstyle guitar, Doc Watson (1923-2012) had a profound influence on American traditional, folk and bluegrass music ever since coming to national attention in the … Continue reading