August 29, 2014 – May 17, 2015
Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals
North Carolina Museum of History
In celebration of Raleigh’s second International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) annual World of Bluegrass convention and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, the Museum of History’s new lobby exhibit continues the story that bluegrass music has its roots in the Carolinas as much as anywhere else.
From the early 1950s to the early 1980s, bluegrass festivals and fiddlers’ conventions, record labels, and television shows all helped to popularize bluegrass music. This year’s lobby case will feature promotional posters from events, album covers, and television clips, all to help you follow the spread of this genre.
See items on loan from the North Carolina Folklife archive!
May 2014 Events
NC Folk appearing soon at . . .
Listen to Your Mother, Raleigh-Durham
Executive Director Joy Salyers will be appearing in the cast of the 2014 Listen to Your Mother Raleigh-Durham Tuesday May 6 and Thursday May 8. More than a dozen local writers from around the Triangle will be reading original stories about their relationships with their children or their own mothers in this live stage performance.
Tuesday’s show on the campus of Peace University is sold out, but tickets are still available for Thursday’s performance.
Tuesday May 6, Joy Salyers and two other cast members appeared on WUNC-FM’s The State of Things with Frank Stasio to talk about the show. (Show will be available online May 7.)