Roy Andrade - Birthplace of Country Music

Roy Andrade

Roy Andrade is a musician, teacher, and producer who has focused his career on southern old-time music. He was the banjo player for the popular string band Reeltime Travelers and has played with a number of other groups over the years. His years of fieldwork have led to the release of several recordings, including the Doc Watson Family box set – Milestones (released 2013) – which he produced. Roy is currently an associate professor in Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University, one of the few schools of higher education that offers a bachelor’s degree in traditional American music.