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Where the Hills and Hollows Are Alive With Music

Excellent story from The New York Times … ย  – R.T.

Rita Forrester, a member of the legendary Carter Family of Virginia, operates the Carter Family Fold, a performance space near the Virginia-Tennessee border.
MIKE BELLEME FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
Cultured Traveler
By CHRIS WOHLWEND

The Red Barn sits alongside Scioto Road in a narrow valley in northeastern Tennessee a few miles from the borders of North Carolina and Virginia. Most of the time, the hollows, as such valleys are known in this part of Appalachia, are quiet, but on Thursday nights for the last 30 years they have come alive with music.

The Red Barn is the site of a longstanding tradition in these mountains: old-time music, string-band music, bluegrass music. …

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