Bluegrass Kids Boost Traditional Appalachian Music

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Presley Barker and his bandmates took top honors in the youth competition at this year’s Old Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax. (Credit: Sandy Hausman / RADIO IQ)

Washington and Lee’s Bluegrass Ensemble presents its fall concert Nov. 11 at 8 – an event that’s free and open to the public. The program will feature a first – the debut of Dueling Basses. It might surprise you to find enthusiasm for this traditional Appalachian music on a college campus, but as Sandy Hausman discovered at the Old Fiddler’s Convention, bluegrass has made a comeback.

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