Genres and Artists in Appalachia

Bluegrass is often considered an Appalachian musical genre, and most people associate the tunes of the banjo, fiddle and other instruments to this region. However, bluegrass has roots from all parts of world, with the banjo originally from Africa, the dobro from Hawaii and a medley of musical influences from blues, jazz, folk and other genres. (Warning, Offensive Language)

Today, musical artists who identify as “Appalachian” are varied in their genres and styles. Rappalachia and Hick-Hop have begun to expand as a legitimate genre, with artists like the Jawga Boyz, Bubba Sparxx and Yelawolf. (Warning: Offensive Language)

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