Country music originated in the southern United States in the 1920’s. It takes its roots from the southeast U. S., specifically Appalachian folk music and blues music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Embrace the music industry’s most successful genre with these albums and books available from Tacoma Public Library. For more information on how you can explore and develop your musical talents stop by the Digital Media Lab at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library or join a freestyle experience with Blue Muse Roots Open Jam Sessions at the Moore Branch.