Bluegrass Breakdown: Harlan, Part One | Nashville Public Radio

Bluegrass Breakdown: Harlan, Part One

Jul 14, 2018

On this week's Bluegrass Breakdown: Harlan. It's the county seat of Harlan County, tucked away in the Eastern Kentucky hills in a land some people say time forgot. It's a place that evokes graphic images of starvation, black lung, bitter labor disputes, shoeless children, poverty, violence, blood and death. It's also a place that has been the scene of some colorful history, created a unique cluture and, most importantly for our purposes, produce some of the most intense music ever concocted by man or beast.