Bluegrass Music - Academic Study of Bluegrass

Academic Study of Bluegrass

East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee and Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky offer comprehensive programs in Bluegrass and Old Time Music leading to the BA degree. The programs are both academic and performance-oriented. Founded by Jack Tottle, the ETSU program boasts many graduates who have gone on to notable professional careers in Bluegrass and other forms of Country music. These include Tim Stafford (Blue Highway, formerly with Allison Krauss and Union Station), Adam Steffey (The Boxcars, formerly with Allison Krauss and Union Station), Barry Bayles (Union Station) and Kenny Chesney. Raymond McLain, a veteran performer with The McLain Family Band and Jim and Jesse, directs the program at Morehead State University.

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