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ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies Student Album
Student album cover

Students of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University worked for countless hours in the ETSU Recording Lab to complete what will be another milestone in the program's history. 

The album, produced by Boner and engineered by recording lab manager Ben Bateson, features twelve original compositions by students of the program. Thirty-one student performers in all contributed their energy and talent to create masterful arrangements, tight harmonies, and virtuosic instrumentals. Many of these students can be heard not only with the ETSU Bluegrass Band, but also performing with professional bands touring the bluegrass circuit.

"These young students come to ETSU from across the globe specifically to study in our program," Boner explains. "Track twelve on the album was co-written by Norwegian bluegrass student, Signe Salvesen. Such wide geographic and cultural separation creates a vast difference of influence among the student artists."  

To purchase, please click on the following link: https://epay.goldlink.etsu.edu/C20071_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=21&SINGLESTORE=true , and then click the "recordings" link on that page.

Founded in 1982 by Jack Tottle, Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University is the oldest established program of its kind at any four-year institution and boasts the world's first-ever Bachelor of Arts degree in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies. For more information, please contact the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies office at bluegrass@etsu.edu or (423) 439-7072. Online at www.etsu.edu/das/bluegrass.