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Blue Ridge Music Trails Finding a Place in the Circle (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 080785459X
ISBN-13: 9780807854594
Sku: 31090170
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  255
Age Range:  NA
 
A traveler's guide to finding and enjoying 160 events and venues for old-time and bluegrass music and dance throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains of N.C. and Virginia, all within 25 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Organized by county, the guide includes driving directions, maps, and a calendar of annual events. Sidebars include interviews with and profiles of performers, information about various performance styles, and a brief history of Blue Ridge music.
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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. A Place in the Circle 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 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.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0255
Product attributePublisher:   University of North Carolina Press
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