Foggy Mountaintop

Dr. Ralph Stanley has always maintained that his music was “just mountain music.”  A few weeks ago, I posted a video of me playing Wildwood Flower on Facebook;  it has followed me through my childhood and is a joy to play.  But what was most interesting was when one of my friends from outside the United States asked if “this is Country Music?”  It stopped me cold.  Then, I linked her up with a bunch of artists showing the difference between what I was playing, and what the Nashville hierarchy determines country music to be. READ MORE »

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