My Hometown Was Mentioned In The New York Times
I was really excited yesterday to learn that the New York Times did a great article on music history in Appalachia and mentioned my home town and surrounding area in it. Bluegrass music has a long history in the Appalachian Mountains and is a huge part of culture there. Songs passed down from generation to generation tell the stories of people who lived in those mountains long before there were roads and modern conveniences. There is a beauty to be found in the history of the music of our mountain ancestors.
The Times really wrote a nice piece about this part of our history. My home town of Elizabethton, TN has a small restaurant where local musicians can come and play old time bluegrass music. When I was last there a man who played banjo professionally was there and I really enjoyed his skills as a musician. I've always loved a good banjo player and this man in his 70s could beautifully.
If you want to check out the New York Times article then the link is below.