Traditional Music & Dance in Western North Carolina

Located in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains, western North Carolina has long been recognized for its traditional music and dance.


  The Swannanoa String Band at the Asheville Farm School (Warren Wilson College) in January 1895.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1924, Samantha Bumgarner of Jackson County became the first old-time banjo player ever recorded.