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Discoveries America Special Edition


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Discoveries America, Special Edition focuses on an extraordinary element of American culture. Talented people, interesting places and unusual things. Producers Jim and Kelly Watt introduce you to gifted musicians they encountered while filming the award winning Discoveries America DVD and Television series. Experience the unique thrill in the diversity of music all over the USA. Music defines this country's social and cultural identity through class, race, ethnicity, geography, religion, language and gender. This program celebrates the remarkable variety of music and musicians all over America.

From Bluegrass, Mountain Music and Cajun to Gullah Spirituals, Jazz, Rock, Country, Barbershop and everything in between! Features include:
  • Mount Rogers Combined School in Whitetop, VA (String Band Mountain Music)
  • Rex Theater in Galax, VA (Old Time and Bluegrass Music)
  • Luthier/Performer Wayne Henderson in Mouth of Wilson, VA (Top Notch Finger-Picking)
  • Music City USA in Nashville, TN (Country )
  • Holladay Fiddlers Jamboree in Holladay, TN (Old Time Bluegrass)
  • Cowboy Poetry and Music Rendezvous in Dillon MT (Old West Cowboy Music/Poetry)
  • Bar J Wranglers in Jackson Hole, WY (Stand-Up Comedy and Classic Old West Cowboy Music)
  • Folk Music Capital of the World in Mountain View, AR (American Folk &¬†Gospel Music)
  • Pickin' in the Park in Elkins, WV (Bluegrass and Americana)
  • Sandy Ridge Bluegrass Park in Sandy Ridge, MS (Bluegrass and Gospel Music)
  • Young's Mountain Music in Burnsville, NC (Mountain Music)
  • Jam Session in Hannibal, MO (Folk Music)
  • Mardi Gras Run and Liberty Theater in Eunice, LA (Cajun and Zydeco Music)
  • Funky Butt and Street Jazz in New Orleans, LA (Jazz and Blues Music)
  • Voices Only in Milwalkee, WI (Barbershop Quartet)
  • Magnolia Singers in Charleston, SC (Rhythm and Improvisational Gullah Music and Spirituals)
  • Jazz Museum in Kansas City, MO (Jazz Music)
  • Proto-Kaw in rural Kansas (Rock Music)