Charlotte musicians head to national folk festival in Greensboro | The Charlotte Observer

If the words “folk festival” make you think of oldtimers playing banjos while someone accompanies them on the dulcimer, welcome to the club. That’s the image I conjured. And I’m not knocking banjos or dulcimers – I love them both. My parents raised me on Peter, Paul and Mary, and Ian & Sylvia.

But as the National Folk Festival approaches – it’s in Greensboro Sept. 9-11 – Charlotte historian Dr. Tom Hanchett took time to set me straight.

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