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Doc Watson

Listen Doc Watson: An Old-Time Folk Musician With Soul

September 3, 2010 – The legendary flatpicker reflects on the resurgence of folk music in this 1988 Fresh Air interview.


Carolina Chocolate Drops: Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson

Listen Carolina Chocolate Drops And A String Band Tradition

September 3, 2010 – The traditional African-American string band throws in some modern twists on its new record.


Ricky Skaggs

Listen Ricky Skaggs: A Bluegrass Musician Returns To Roots

September 2, 2010 – The bluegrass singer and mandolin player reflects on his country and bluegrass hits.


Punch Brothers

Listen Punch Brothers Serve Up A Bluegrass Cocktail

July 31, 2010 – Antifogmatic combines bluegrass instrumentation with classical music and rock 'n roll.


Dierks Bentley

Listen Dierks Bentley Leaves Big Country For Bluegrass

June 24, 2010 – One of country music's biggest stars, Bentley is back with an album that may surprise his fans.


Josh White

Listen New Collection Explores 'Classic Appalachian Blues'

May 15, 2010 – A new archival compilation draws attention to the acoustic fingerstyle blues of Appalachia.


Watch Ralph Stanley: Tiny Desk Concert

October 19, 2009 – See and hear the legendary bluegrass and old-time gospel singer give an a cappella performance.

Earl Scruggs performing at Stagecoach, a country music festival held in Indio, Calif., in 2008.

Listen You Must Hear This: Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs

August 28, 2009 – Banjo player David Johnston continues to find inspiration in the venerable bluegrass legends.


Listen New Lost City Ramblers Look Back At 50 Years

August 25, 2009 – How many musical groups have celebrated a 50th anniversary?


Listen Mike Seeger Cleared Paths, Showed Us The Way

August 8, 2009 – The folk musician was an adventurer who just wanted to share his discoveries. He died Friday.


Listen The Del McCoury Band: Newport Folk Festival 2009 FolkAlley

August 2, 2009 – One of the legendary names of country and bluegrass performed a stunning set from Newport. FolkAlley


Listen Charlie Haden Returns To His Bluegrass Roots

September 21, 2008 – The respected jazz bassist returns to his bluegrass roots with friends and family on a new CD.


Listen Earl Scruggs on Country Music, and His Role in It

April 26, 2007 – The banjo legend releases a new DVD, The Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show.


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