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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.

June 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mark Allan Jackson: Reactionaries love it, but country music has a progressive heart

Right from the start, country music spoke up with a progressive voice.

June 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

May 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

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