Regina Carter: A Jazz Violinist Explores Her Southern Roots (From the Archives)

from  Soundcheck

Dec 7, 2020


Violinist Regina Carter's album called Southern Comfort started out as an exploration of her family tree - an attempt to discover and interpret the folk songs that her grandfather, a coal miner in Alabama, perhaps would have heard during his lifetime. What resulted, however, is a deep and expansive look at how the Appalachians' blend of Irish and Scottish settlers, Native Americans and slaves combined to create the music that we today know as traditional Americana - and, how that music has conti...more

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