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Nina Simone: Unraveling Her Profound Legacy
Carolina CallingFeb 28, 2022

Known as the Gate City, Greensboro, North Carolina is a transitional town: hub of the Piedmont between the mountain high country to the west and coastal Sandhill Plains to the east, and a city defined by the people who have come, gone, and passed through over the years. As a crossroads location, it has long…

Nina Simone: Unraveling Her Profound Legacy
Carolina CallingFeb 14, 2022

The image of bluegrass is mountain music played and heard at high altitudes and towns like Deep Gap and remote mountain hollers across the Appalachians. But the earliest form of the music originated at lower elevations, in textile towns across the North Carolina Piedmont. As far back as the 1920s, old-time string bands like Charlie…

Nina Simone: Unraveling Her Profound Legacy
Carolina CallingJan 31, 2022

LISTEN: APPLE • SPOTIFY • STITCHER • AMAZON • YOUTUBE • MP3   Asheville, North Carolina’s history as a music center goes back to the 1920s and string-band troubadours like Lesley Riddle and Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and country-music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers. But there’s always been a lot more to this town than acoustic music and scenic mountain views.…

Nina Simone: Unraveling Her Profound Legacy
Carolina CallingJan 19, 2022

The Bluegrass Situation is excited to announce a partnership with Come Hear North Carolina, and the latest addition to the BGS Podcast Network, in Carolina Calling: a podcast exploring the history of North Carolina through its music and the musicians who made it. The state's rich musical history has influenced the musical styles of the…

Nina Simone: Unraveling Her Profound Legacy
Nina Simone: Unraveling Her Profound Legacy