Music of the Region
The Blue Ridge Music Center honors and celebrates the living musical heritage of the Blue Ridge region and interprets its significance within the larger landscape of American music and culture. The Blue Ridge region is truly one of the most musical places on earth. For generations, its tiny rural communities have produced an abundance of remarkable traditional musicians. Keepers of a historic musical legacy rooted in the rhythms of African banjo and the melodies of the European violin, musicians, dancers, and instrument makers for whom music is an integral part of life. the region created and still maintains a wellspring of old-time, bluegrass and mountain gospel sounds that have profoundly influenced the development of American Music. This is an important national story that has long deserved attention, as has the artistry of the region’s musicians, dancers, and instrument makers for whom music is an integral part of life.
Click on map below for notable historic musicians from each county