Posts Tagged ‘country western’

The Musical Magpie: Roots of Country Music

Coun­try music has a rich and var­ied back­ground of musi­cal influ­ences, from tra­di­tion­al music of the British Isles to African musi­cal tra­di­tions, Ger­man influ­ences on the music of north­ern Mex­i­co and Texas, the Blues, and mid-cen­­tu­ry pop music. Join us for a small sam­pling of ear­ly coun­try music and its pre­cur­sors. Lis­ten on Radio Riel […]

The Musical Magpie: Bluegrass to Newgrass

Tune in to Radio Riel this after­noon for Otenth Pader­born’s month­ly pro­gram of world, folk, and roots music, broad­cast on the sec­ond Sun­day of the month from 12:30–2:00 pm Pacif­ic or Sec­ond Life time Today, Sun­day 14 Jan­u­ary, the pro­gram will sam­ple blue­grass, new­grass, and some gospel-influ­enced coun­try west­ern. Lis­ten on Radio Riel Main or […]

From the Library: Folk Music of North America

Emi­grants from the British Isles took their music with them on the long sea voy­age to Amer­i­ca, and wrote more in the same vein, influ­enced by their expe­ri­ences. Once there, the strains of British folk music became mixed with a host of oth­er influ­ences – notably African and French ones – to weave an even […]

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