The team at Blue Ridge Music Centre in Virginia USA, are compiling a permanent exhibition that aims to display the history of music of America through the Blue Ridge region. The contemporary perspective includes primarily bluegrass and old-time music.
The project will also featureÂ a large three-dimensional cube, which aims to incorporate hundreds and hundreds of CD covers.Â The story will attempt to portray the spread of bluegrass and old-time music across the world.
The team are looking for CD covers going back to the Bluegrass 45 on Rebel Records and everything since then. They are particularly interested in music (CD albums) of non-American bluegrass groups, preferably released in countries other than America.
Unfortunately, they do not have the ability to display LPs.
If aritist or agents wish to submit their CD covers, (just need the jacket) it would be to:Â Blue Ridge Traditional Arts, P.O. Box 1010, Galax, VA 24333.
The project will be the permanent exhibit for the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside Galax.
The Blue Ridge Music Center celebrates the music and musicians of the Blue Ridge. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1985, the site includes an outdoor amphitheater and an indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, which is still alive and thriving in the region. The site is operated through a partnership between the National Park Service and the National Council for the Traditional Arts. The permanent exhibit will open in summer 2010 – Blue Ridge Music Centre Website