Students will receive all-expenses paid scholarships to spend a day learning traditional acoustic and bluegrass music from nationally known professional musicians in Gaston and Cleveland County in North Carolina this weekend.
The Bluegrass Music Project was made possible by the USA’s Foundation for Bluegrass Music grant and will take on the 14th and 15th October. The project also offers the training to school teachers to give them the resources needed to link students to their history through the music of their ancestors.
The Gaston Gazette on North Carolina reports: The songs and music of the foothills that have been passed down from generation to generation play an important role in preserving the customs and culture of our past. Some of the biggest names in “country” and “bluegrass” music came from this area, including Snuffy Jenkins, Earl Scruggs, and Don Gibson.