PBS's State of Music

A new PBS documentary, narrated by Appalachian musician David Holt, introduces a rich history of music and musicians, extending into the present:

Grammy Award-winning performer David Holt introduces viewers to modern masters of traditional music in the Southern mountains and remembers the greats who taught him. Featured artists are Bryan Sutton, Josh Goforth, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bruce Molsky, the Branchettes and Balsam Range . . .

Details available on  Meet the artists here.

Happy Traum

A Presentation of San Diego Folk Heritage

Happy Traum, with Chris Clarke

Friday, January 30, 2015  • 7:30 pm
Templar’s Hall
14134 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064

Admission: $18 (SDFH members $15)

For details, including Guitar Workshop with Happy Traum on Sunday, February 1, see the San Diego Folk Heritage website.

Rita Forrester

The New York Times’ Cultured Traveler visits Southern Appalachia to savor its traditional music landscape . . .

Southern Appalachia had become known for its musical heritage by the late 1800s. Many of its Scots-Irish settlers brought their jigs and reels with them when they emigrated. . . . A visitor can pack a week’s worth of music into a weekend just about any time of the year.

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