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Thursday, October 2 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Storytelling Session with Earl Scruggs Center
The Earl Scruggs Center will introduce folks to music and stories from the American South with stories and commentary from individuals that had a hand in some element of the development interwoven with images, audio and video elements. 

Emily Epley, Executive Director (Oversaw development since June 2008 and transitioned to operations of the Center as we neared opening)

J.T. Scruggs, Earl Scruggs Center Board Chairman, Earl's nephew

Darin Aldridge (Darin and Brooke Aldridge)

Graham Sharp (banjo player for Steep Canyon Rangers)

Craig Havighurst (filmographer for our project)


Emily Eperly

Executive Director of Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC.
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Craig Havighurst

Journalist / Producer, Music City Roots
Craig Havighurst is a Nashville-based author, journalist, speaker and media producer who’s been studying musical culture and the music business since the late 90s. With academic background in literature, journalism and public policy, Craig has written for NPR, WPLN-FM, The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly and other magazines. He was a staff writer at The Tennessean from 2001-2004. He’s currently senior producer and writer for Music City... Read More →

J.T. Scruggs

Educator, Earl Scruggs Center

Graham Sharp

Banjo player for Steep Canyon Rangers

Official Showcase Bands

Darin and Brooke Aldridge

Showcase Artist, Darin & Brooke Aldridge
DARIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE | | Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North | Carolina, the savvy of a young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create the | most mature release of their career with their latest release, Flying. | | The duo has placed at the top of the charts on Americana/Roots, SiriusXM, Bluegrass and | Gospel charts. They have received multiple... Read More →

Thursday October 2, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
RCC Raleigh, NC