Unit 5: Bluegrass with Carolyn and Jake

Find Carolyn and Jake’s Hometown

Melody now takes us on a journey from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee to meet our next musicians, Carolyn and Jake. Using SG29, help students do the following:

  • Locate Audrey in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Locate Carolyn and Jake in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Complete the activity.


Teacher Resources


  • Bluegrass: A History by Neil V. Rosenberg
  • Can’t You Hear Me Callin’: The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass by Richard Smith
  • Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass by Murphy Hicks Henry


  • The Essential Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (Sony Records)
  •  The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys: The Complete Mercury Recordings (Mercury Nashville)
  • Hand Picked: 25 Years of Bluegrass on Rounder Records (Rounder Records)
  • Visit savannahmusicfestival.org/watch-listen to hear live performances from contemporary bluegrass musicians such as Mike Marshall, Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, Balsam Range, IIIrd Tyme Out, and many others.

Additional Teaching Resources:

  • “Bluegrass in the Schools” is a comprehensive, year-round program from The Foundation for Bluegrass Music including an educational DVD, teacher guide, and mini-grants for funding live bluegrass performances in schools. More information is available at bluegrassfoundation.org.

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