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Che Apalache: Appalachia Meets Argentina

Joe Troop has a finely attuned ear. Seven years ago, the Winston-Salem native and former member of bluegrass group Town Mountain discovered the connections between Appalachian folk music and the musical traditions of South America. Enlisting the help of musicians from Argentina and Mexico, Troop embarked upon an exploration of those connections with a new

Béla Fleck in the Blue Ridge

One from the archives. Ahead of his 2018 residency at the Brevard Music Center, I interviewed Béla Fleck. Here’s the conversation. A 16-time Grammy Award winner, Béla Fleck is the best-known banjo player living today. Though he often works in bluegrass, Fleck’s muse has taken him into jazz, folk, classical and world music styles. In