by Locker Room contributor
In response to the blog entry from Friday I couldn’t help but think about the need for Folk and Bluegrass music at the School of Arts in Winston-Salem. Since taxpayer money
is being pumped into the classical forms of music that are already
being taught at the NCSA, why not go ahead and have NC Roots Music.
The reason behind this is because look at how many Folk/Bluegrass Musicians North Carolina has produced, here are a few:
Doc Watson; His yearly event Merlefest has evolved into a very distinguished music festival held each year in Wilkes County.
Earl Scruggs; a
Cleveland County native changed Banjo playing in the 1940s with Bill
Monroe and he went on to form Flatt and Scruggs with Lester Flatt.
Del McCoury; a modern Bluegrass star and he grew up in Mitchell County.
I cannot list all the numerous groups and bands from across North Carolina but here are a few of them:
The Steep Canyon Rangers, Grass Cats, Carolina Road, Al Batten, and Chatham County Line.
So that brings me to my conclusion is it just me or has this type of music really had a huge impact on North Carolina?