Could New Twists on Traditional Music Help Revive Appalachia's Economy?

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Friday, October 23, 2015

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING - In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we'll hear why Davis & Elkins College offers a unique type of scholarship for students who play traditional folk music. And we’ll hear about a new tourism music trail in West Virginia called The Mountain Music Trail.

Our episode begins with a story about the Appalachian Ensemble - a touring string band and dance ensemble. The College treats the musicians and flatfoot dancers like sports stars: it offers them scholarships to play.