Ed Brown, of Dunlap, has secured a reputation as one of Tennessee’s most enduring banjo innovators. Based always in his home area in the Sequatchie Valley, Ed has remained among the region’s most active and important musicians. As part of the 2020 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, Ed delved deep into the Sequatchie Valley’s—and his own—musical roots as a bearer of traditional fiddle music. In apprentice Rebekah Tate, a young fiddler from Dunlap, Ed sees a musician with great promise for carrying on this distinctive traditional music.
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