PineCone – Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

For almost a century, the music traditions of North Carolina have been celebrated and well documented in publications and research writings, films, photography, and sound recordings.


Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is a place unlike any other on earth, where ancient landscapes enchant the eye and age-old traditions warm the heart. Congress designated the mountains of North Carolina the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.


Doc Watson & MerleFest

It all began with a gardener who wanted to raise funds for the campus gardens of a rural North Carolina community college and a group of musicians who wanted to memorialize a fallen friend and his musician father.