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DJ Sessions: Young Musicians Carry On Bluegrass Traditions

Kitty Amaral performs at the Grand Ole Opry Theater. (Photo Courtesy of Kitty Amaral Facebook)
Kitty Amaral performs at the Grand Ole Opry Theater. (Photo Courtesy of Kitty Amaral Facebook)

For this week’s edition of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, we sit down with Kinney Rorrer, longtime host of “Back to the Blue Ridge” on WVTF public radio in Roanoke, Virginia. He shares a number of young bluegrass musicians who are carrying on the music’s traditions, including 12-year old fiddle player Kitty Amaral.

Music From The Segment

Kitty Amaral, “Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase”

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Corbin Hayslett, “Darling Cora”

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Daniel Greeson, “Roanoke”

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Big Country Bluegrass, “The Cotton Mill Song”

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Note: We have a Spotify playlist and an Apple Music playlist for our weekly DJ Sessions.

Guest

  • Kinney Rorrer, host of Back To The Blue Ridge on WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia.

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