Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 14: Cherokee Adapt New Musical Traditions to Ancient Heritage

Aug 7, 2017

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in music traditions, both old and new, but no other musical community’s roots reach as far back in this region’s heritage as those of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. To their ancient ceremonial music, the Cherokee have added new traditions in bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.