Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Riley Baugus and Tim Eriksen traveled very different routes to traditional American music.
Baugus (pictured) grew up in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by and breathing the old-time Appalachian music.
Eriksen came to the old-time tunes by way of punk rock.
Tim Eriksen plays banjo, guitar, and fiddle, and is known primarily for his powerful voice and abilities as an innovator and leader within American shape-note singing traditions.
He started out playing Indian music on… read more
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