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Saturday, September 29 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Region, Rosin, and Railroad Tunnels: Current Topics in Bluegrass Research

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This session continues the long tradition of scholarly inquiry into bluegrass, examining both music and performance traditions.  Three presentations from renowned authors will address a North Carolina traditional song, “Asheville Junction, Swannanoa Tunnel: The Peculiar Journey of a Bluegrass Standard in Western North Carolina,”  technique and musical style, “Triple Shuffle: Bluegrass Swing, Tradition, and Genre,” and regional growth and history, “Industrial Strength Bluegrass: How a Musical Form Came of Age in Southwestern Ohio, 1947-1989.” Discussion will follow.

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601