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Savannah Music Festival: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Airs Thursday, December 17, at 8 p.m. That high lonesome sound known as bluegrass is a music steeped in tradition. Inspired by the music of Appalachia with roots in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English traditional music, it first emerged in the 1930s when Kentucky native Bill Monroe formed his famous bluegrass boys. One of bluegrass music's modern day masters is tenor and mandolin player Ricky Skaggs, who is featured on this episode from a SMF performance with his band Kentucky Thunder.