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Tony Rice, The Eccentric Flat-Picker

Tony Rice, The Eccentric Flat-Picker

Mention Tony Rice and you’ll hear a lot of responses – he’s known for being a little eccentric, some say dark, but all say talented. Recently, his was the closing performance in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.’s first ever StringTime in the Smokies, a two-day festival that also headlined Del McCoury. Rice’s flatpick guitar work lived up to his legend for talent – and for eccentricity, at least musically.

 

Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins

Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins

I know the beginnings of Nickel Creek go way far back – you heard bluegrass at a young age, but not anywhere close to the Appalachian mountains. I wondered if you could tell me about that first experience with bluegrass.

Montana Young

Montana Young

Forget bluegrass stereotypes of old bearded men in overalls. Part of the reason bluegrass music thrives is its generation-to-generation permanence. Montana Young, who lives east of the Crooked Road in southwest Virginia, is one of the faces of what s...

Larry Groce

Larry Groce

“Mountain Stage” is a live music broadcast that began more than 20 years ago in Charleston, W.Va. The show, which covers national international music, has featured performers including Alison Krauss, Phish, the Del McCoury Band , Joan Baez, Ralph Stanl...

King Wilkie's Reid Burgess

King Wilkie's Reid Burgess

First of all, I’m sure you’re asked this from time to time, but why a farmhouse in Charlottesville?

Oh, Ted and I were in school up in Ohio and when we graduated we wanted to get out of there, and I had this idea of going down South. There was a coupl...

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