Throughout a latest drive by way of Southwest Virginia, I got here to a area that’s credited with giving beginning to nation music. The setting was the Blue Ridge Mountains. Within the early nineteenth century, Native People and folks of European and African descent settled alongside these iconic ridges, and finally started mixing cultures and traditions.
The Scotch Irish had migrated with their fiddles. The Germans with their harmonicas. Africans, some who had escaped enslavement through the use of the Underground Railroad that wound by way of Appalachia, settled in and started hollowing out gourds to make an