Chester McMillian is a legend of old-time guitar in Mount Airy, NC, playing the distinctive Round Peak music of Surry County for decades. McMillian grew up in a family of musicians and started playing early in life when his father helped make him a cigar-box guitar.
The "Down The Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina" podcast highlights bluegrass and old time music stories, performers and traditions across the mountain and foothill counties of western North Carolina. It's hosted by Laura Boosinger and produced by Kim Clark of WNCW-FM. The podcast is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council and WNCW-FM.