PEGRAM, TN (WSMV) - Music from our history is now part of our future for some people in the Midstate.

On a weekday morning in Cheatham County, the Fiddle and Pick is full throttle.

Here are the strings of the instrument that takes the spotlight.

Gretchen Priest opened Fiddle and Pick 13 years ago with high hopes, and it’s worked out. Jams, lessons and joy-old times. The songs they play aren’t new.

“In fact, they’re all real. I love the banjo. It’s really fun to play,” said 15-year-old Dante Lyman.


Music City has no boundaries. Just outside of Davidson County, you’ll find the music of our ancestors, every day playing a joyful sound.


Lyman knows the songs he plays aren’t on the current pop charts.

“No, it’s written by dead people,” he said.

The old music and American gift from immigrants.

“The roots. The history of music has roots in our country has an incredible music history all of its own because everybody that came here brought their music,” said Priest

The sooner you start, the better.

“You don’t have to be a classical violinist to be able to play old-time music,” said Priest.

Just bring a fiddle and pick.


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Terry Bulger has been bringing you stories of the people and places that make Tennessee unique and interesting on News4 since 1990. Contact Terry if you have an interesting community story for him to cover.

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