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contemporary appalachian music
The Celtibillies

Jack Hinshelwood, Shawsville, Virginia, fiddle/guitar
Becky Barlow, Christiansburg, Virginia, hammered dulcimer/keyboard/bodhran
Jeff Hofmann, Roanoke, Virginia, bass
Tim Sauls, Roanoke, Virginia, banjo/bouzouki/guitar

—The southwest Virginia-based Celtibillies began in 1994 as a contra dance band but gradually started to incorporate sounds from the British Isles into their music, combining it with traditional Appalachian fare.

Appalachian Reggae Musician RAS ALAN w/Brother Bob

Ras Alan Childres, Zionville, North Carolina, guitar/kickbox
Brother Bob Franklin, Weaverville, North Carolina, bass

—This duo performs reggae music with lyrics frequently dealing with life in the region. They add a new, contemporary twist to Appalachian music.
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