Riley Baugus: Banjos, Ballads, Stories & Songs of the Southern Appalachians
Riley Baugus represents the very best of old time American banjo and song. His powerful singing voice and expert musicianship place him squarely in the next generation of the quality American roots tradition. Riley is a native of the southern Appalachians. The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is where his roots lie, and he grew up learning the music and art of storytelling of the region from older musicians in the area. His solo show consists of a focus on banjos, ballads, stories and songs. Riley has toured in the UK for many years with Ira Bernstein, as one half of the hugely popular Appalachian Roots project, and has also recorded with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and with Willie Nelson, both T-Bone Burnett projects.
“Baugus is the latest in a long line of superb North Carolina banjo pickers… Quintessential American old-time music.”- Billboard