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Thursday, September 26 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
New Research on Bluegrass

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This session features presentations of new research by three scholars who focus on bluegrass music, including 2019 Rosenberg Scholarship award winner Dr. Jordan Laney.  Presentations will touch on the transmission of the music and how it is shaped by industry awards, and a presentation on John Hartford's fiddle compositions and playing.

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Lee Bidgood

East Tennessee State University
Lee's research on Czech bluegrass has been supported by two Fulbright grants, and inspired documentary film Banjo Romantika (Lange, 2015) and book Czech Bluegrass: Notes From the Heart of Europe (Illinois, 2017). An early member of the Steep Canyon Rangers, he performs these days... Read More →
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Taylor Ackley

Stony Brook University / Deep Roots Ensemble
Taylor is a performer/composer of classical, jazz and traditional American Music from Washington State. His music has been featured at festivals in the U.S., Denmark, and China. He is a member of global ensemble Common Sounds and founder and director of the Deep Roots Ensemble, a... Read More →
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Greg Reish

MTSU Center for Popular Music
Greg Reish is Director of Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Popular Music. He holds the PhD in musicology from the University of Georgia. A scholar of bluegrass, old-time music, and various other traditional genres, Reish is the author of John Hartford’s Mammoth Collection... Read More →
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Jordan Laney

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jordan Laney is Presidential Pathways Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Virginia Tech in the Department of Religion and Culture. She holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Thought. Jordan’s current work addresses issues of gender within traditional Appalachian music, theories of space... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601