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Cherokee Adapt New Musical Traditions to Ancient Heritage (podcast)

Photograph of Walker Calhoun by Rob Amberg.

For generations, fiddles and banjos have been a part of the musical heritage of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In turn, musicians who are Cherokee, or of Cherokee descent, have been an important part of the story of bluegrass and old-time music.

The "Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina" podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. Hosted by Laura Boosinger and produced by Kim Clark of WNCW-FM, the podcast is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, WNCW-FM, and No Depression.