Appalachian Fiddler Albert Hash

Appalachian Fiddler Albert Hash
Author: Malcolm L. Smith,Edwin Lacy
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN: 1476676429
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachian Fiddler Albert Hash Book Excerpt:

World-class luthier and renowned guitarist Wayne Henderson calls Albert Hash "a real folk hero." A virtuoso fiddler from the Blue Ridge, Hash built more than 300 fiddles in his lifetime, recorded numerous times with a variety of bands and inspired countless instrument makers and musicians in the mountains of rural Southwest Virginia near the North Carolina border. His biography is the story of a resourceful, humble man who dedicated his life to his art, community and Appalachian musical heritage.

Appalachian Fiddler Albert Hash

Appalachian Fiddler Albert Hash
Author: Malcolm L. Smith,Edwin Lacy
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-04-03
ISBN: 147663940X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachian Fiddler Albert Hash Book Excerpt:

World-class luthier and renowned guitarist Wayne Henderson calls Albert Hash "a real folk hero." A virtuoso fiddler from the Blue Ridge, Hash built more than 300 fiddles in his lifetime, recorded numerous times with a variety of bands and inspired countless instrument makers and musicians in the mountains of rural Southwest Virginia near the North Carolina border. His biography is the story of a resourceful, humble man who dedicated his life to his art, community and Appalachian musical heritage.

Appalachian Fiddle Music

Appalachian Fiddle Music
Author: Drew Beisswenger,Roy M. Andrade,Scott Prouty
Publsiher: Mel Bay Publications
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN: 1513459937
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachian Fiddle Music Book Excerpt:

Appalachian fiddle music, based on the musical traditions of the people who settled in the mountainous regions of the southeastern United States, is widely-known and played throughout North America and parts of Europe because of its complex rhythms, its catchy melodies, and its often-ancient-sounding stylistic qualities. The authors explore the lives and music of 43 of the classic Appalachian fiddlers who were active during the first half of the 20th century. Some of them were recorded commercially in the 1920s, such as Gid Tanner, Fiddlin’ John Carson, and Charlie Bowman. Some were recorded by folklorists from the Library of Congress, such as William Stepp, Emmett Lundy, and Marion Reece. Others were recorded informally by family members and visitors, such as John Salyer, Emma Lee Dickerson, and Manco Sneed. All of them played throughout most of their lives and influenced the growth and stylistic elements of fiddle music in their regions. Each fiddler has been given a chapter with a biography, several tune transcriptions, and tune histories. To show the richness of the music, the authors make a special effort to show the musical elements in detail, but also acknowledge that nothing can take the place of listening. Many of the classic recordings used in this book can be found on the web, allowing you to hear and read the music together.

From the Front Lines of the Appalachian Addiction Crisis

From the Front Lines of the Appalachian Addiction Crisis
Author: Wendy Welch
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2020-08-12
ISBN: 1476682267
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Front Lines of the Appalachian Addiction Crisis Book Excerpt:

Stories from doctors, nurses, and therapists dealing on a daily basis with the opioid crisis in Appalachia should be heartbreaking. Yet those told here also inspire with practical advice on how to assist those in addiction, from a grass-roots to a policy level. Readers looking for ways to combat the crisis will find suggestions alongside laughter, tears, and sometimes rage. Each author brings the passion of their profession and the personal losses they have experienced from addiction, and posits solutions and harm reduction with positivity, grace, and even humor. Authors representing seven states from northern, Coalfields, and southern Appalachia relate personal encounters with patients or providers who changed them forever. This is a history document, showing how we got here; an evidenced indictment of current policies failing those who need them most; an affirmation that Appalachia solves its own problems; and a collection of suggestions for best practice moving forward.

Lost Cove North Carolina

Lost Cove  North Carolina
Author: Christy A. Smith
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2021-12-10
ISBN: 1476686084
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Cove North Carolina Book Excerpt:

Located just seconds from the winding Tennessee border, the remote mountain settlement of Lost Cove, North Carolina was once described as where the "moonshiner frolics unmolested." Today, Lost Cove is a ghost town accessible mainly to hikers hoping to catch a glimpse of the desolate settlement. In this first historically comprehensive book on Lost Cove, the author paints a portrait of an isolated yet thriving settlement that survived for almost one hundred years. From its founding before the Civil War to the town's ultimate decline, Lost Cove's history is an in-depth account of family life and kinship in isolation. The author explores historically relevant interviews and genealogical findings from railroad documents, old newspaper articles, church records and deeds. Also included are oral histories that provide authentic, conversational accounts from families in the cove.

Boone Before Boone

Boone Before Boone
Author: Tom Whyte
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN: 1476641366
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boone Before Boone Book Excerpt:

Native Americans have occupied the mountains of northwestern North Carolina for around 14,000 years. This book tells the story of their lives, adaptations, responses to climate change, and ultimately, the devastation brought on by encounters with Europeans. After a brief introduction to archaeology, the book covers each time period, chapter by chapter, beginning with the Paleoindian period in the Ice Age and ending with the arrival of Daniel Boone in 1769, with descriptions and interpretations of archaeological evidence for each time period. Each chapter begins with a fictional vignette to kindle the reader's imaginings of ancient human life in the mountains, and includes descriptions and numerous images of sites and artifacts discovered in Boone, North Carolina, and the surrounding region.

Wayne Howard

Wayne Howard
Author: Lewis M. Stern
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 1476642702
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wayne Howard Book Excerpt:

From his birth in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1947, to his 2020 album featuring the music of Lee Hammons, Wayne Howard has lived an exceptionally creative life. He seemed to be eternally present at fiddle festivals, involved in the creative forces working to preserve Southern Mountain music. In 1969, he relocated to West Virginia and was introduced to the Hammons family by Dwight Diller. Howard then recorded Lee, Sherman, Burl, and Maggie Hammons playing music and telling stories. Howard then became a professional computer programmer, a vintage book collector, and a woodworker, before turning to writing about the Hammons family, and producing CDs of their stories and music. This biography follows the threads of music and folklore through Howard's life, celebrating his profound knowledge that does much to sustain the interest of those who seek out Appalachian tunes, songs, and stories.

Writers by the River

Writers by the River
Author: Donia S. Eley,Grace Toney Edwards
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-05-05
ISBN: 1476684065
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers by the River Book Excerpt:

The Highland Summer Writing Conference (HSC), held each summer along the banks of the ancient New River at Radford University's Selu Conservancy, brings together and inspires writers as they participate in the communal art of creating and sharing. Over the years, many prestigious Appalachian authors have taught workshops to like-minded students, many of whom became published authors in their own right. This book, a celebration of the HSC, is a collection of reflective essays, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction contributed by 41 authors and student-authors who have taken part in the conference over a span of 43 years.

Junaluska

Junaluska
Author: Susan E. Keefe,from the Junaluska Heritage Association
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN: 1476680175
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junaluska Book Excerpt:

Junaluska is one of the oldest African American communities in western North Carolina and one of the few surviving today. After Emancipation, many former slaves in Watauga County became sharecroppers, were allowed to clear land and to keep a portion, or bought property outright, all in the segregated neighborhood on the hill overlooking the town of Boone, North Carolina. Land and home ownership have been crucial to the survival of this community, whose residents are closely interconnected as extended families and neighbors. Missionized by white Krimmer Mennonites in the early twentieth century, their church is one of a handful of African American Mennonite Brethren churches in the United States, and it provides one of the few avenues for leadership in the local black community. Susan Keefe has worked closely with members of the community in editing this book, which is based on three decades of participatory research. These life history narratives adapted from interviews with residents (born between 1885 and 1993) offer a people's history of the black experience in the southern mountains. Their stories provide a unique glimpse into the lives of African Americans in Appalachia during the 20th century--and a community determined to survive through the next.

North American Fiddle Music

North American Fiddle Music
Author: Drew Beisswenger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1135847223
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North American Fiddle Music Book Excerpt:

North American Fiddle Music: A Research and Information Guide is the first large-scale annotated bibliography and research guide on the fiddle traditions of the United States and Canada. These countries, both of which have large immigrant populations as well as Native populations, have maintained fiddle traditions that, while sometimes faithful to old-world or Native styles, often feature blended elements from various traditions. Therefore, researchers of the fiddle traditions in these two countries can not only explore elements of fiddling practices drawn from various regions of the world, but also look at how different fiddle traditions can interact and change. In addition to including short essays and listings of resources about the full range of fiddle traditions in those two countries, it also discusses selected resources about fiddle traditions in other countries that have influenced the traditions in the United States and Canada.

Appalachia Inside Out Culture and custom

Appalachia Inside Out  Culture and custom
Author: Robert J. Higgs,Ambrose N. Manning
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780870498763
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachia Inside Out Culture and custom Book Excerpt:

The two volumes of Appalachia Inside Out constitute the most comprehensive anthology of writings on Appalachia ever assembled. Representing the work of approximately two hundred authors-fiction writers, poets, scholars in disciplines such as history, literary criticism, and sociology-Appalachia Inside Out reveals the fascinating diversity of the region and lays to rest many of the reductive stereotypes long associated with it.

A Hot bed of Musicians

A Hot bed of Musicians
Author: Paula Hathaway Anderson-Green
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781572331808
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hot bed of Musicians Book Excerpt:

Anderson-Green (English, Kennesaw State U.) tells the stories of several legendary performers and instrument makers from the Upper New River Valley-Whitetop Mountain region. With a focus on performers from Alleghany and Ashe Counties in North Carolina and Carroll and Grayson Counties in Virginia, she reveals how they started to bring the music of Appalachia to a wider audience well before the emergence of Nashville as a country music center, and she relates the experiences and values behind the practice of this musical heritage. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Annual Report

Annual Report
Author: National Endowment for the Arts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Federal aid to the arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report Book Excerpt:

Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.

Old time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes

Old time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes
Author: Jeff Todd Titon
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780813126227
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes Book Excerpt:

The South has always been one of the most distinctive regions of the United States, with its own set of traditions and a turbulent history. Although often associated with cotton, hearty food, and rich dialects, the South is also noted for its strong sense of religion, which has significantly shaped its history. Dramatic political, social, and economic events have often shaped the development of southern religion, making the nuanced dissection of the religious history of the region a difficult undertaking. For instance, segregation and the subsequent civil rights movement profoundly affected churches in the South as they sought to mesh the tenets of their faith with the prevailing culture. Editors Walter H. Conser and Rodger M. Payne and the book’s contributors place their work firmly in the trend of modern studies of southern religion that analyze cultural changes to gain a better understanding of religion’s place in southern culture now and in the future. Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and Culture takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach that explores the intersection of religion and various aspects of southern life. The volume is organized into three sections, such as “Religious Aspects of Southern Culture,” that deal with a variety of topics, including food, art, literature, violence, ritual, shrines, music, and interactions among religious groups. The authors survey many combinations of religion and culture, with discussions ranging from the effect of Elvis Presley’s music on southern spirituality to yard shrines in Miami to the archaeological record of African American slave religion. The book explores the experiences of immigrant religious groups in the South, also dealing with the reactions of native southerners to the groups arriving in the region. The authors discuss the emergence of religious and cultural acceptance, as well as some of the apparent resistance to this development, as they explore the experiences of Buddhist Americans in the South and Jewish foodways. Southern Crossroads also looks at distinct markers of religious identity and the role they play in gender, politics, ritual, and violence. The authors address issues such as the role of women in Southern Baptist churches and the religious overtones of lynching, with its themes of blood sacrifice and atonement. Southern Crossroads offers valuable insights into how southern religion is studied and how people and congregations evolve and adapt in an age of constant cultural change.

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson
Author: Lewis M. Stern
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1476635544
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tommy Thompson Book Excerpt:

Tommy Thompson arrived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1963, smitten by folk and traditional Appalachian music. In 1972, he teamed with Bill Hicks and Jim Watson to form the nontraditional string band the Red Clay Ramblers. Mike Craver joined in 1973, and Jack Herrick in 1976. Over time, musicians including Clay Buckner, Bland Simpson and Chris Frank joined Tommy, who played with the band until 1994. Drawing on interviews and correspondence, and the personal papers of Thompson, the author depicts a life that revolved around music and creativity. Appendices cover Thompson's banjos, his discography and notes on his collaborative lyric writing.

Appalachian Journal

Appalachian Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Appalachian Region, Southern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachian Journal Book Excerpt:

A regional studies review.

Traditional Musicians of the Central Blue Ridge

Traditional Musicians of the Central Blue Ridge
Author: Marty McGee
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 1476600457
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Musicians of the Central Blue Ridge Book Excerpt:

The Central Blue Ridge, taking in the mountainous regions of northwestern North Carolina and southwestern Virginia, is well known for its musical traditions. Long recognized as one of the richest repositories of folksong in the United States, the Central Blue Ridge has also been a prolific source of commercial recording, starting in 1923 with Henry Whitter’s “hillbilly” music and continuing into the 21st century with such chart-topping acts as James King, Ronnie Bowman and Doc Watson. Unrivaled in tradition, unequaled in acclaim and unprecedented in influence, the Central Blue Ridge can claim to have contributed to the musical landscape of Americana as much as or more than any other region in the United States. This reference work—part of McFarland’s continuing series of Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies—provides complete biographical and discographical information on more than 75 traditional recording (major commercial label) artists who are natives of or lived mostly in the northwestern North Carolina counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Surry, Watauga and Wilkes, and the southwestern Virginia counties of Carroll and Grayson. Primary recordings as well as appearances on anthologies are included in the discographies. A chronological overview of the music is provided in the Introduction, and the Foreword is by the celebrated musician Bobby Patterson, founder of the Mountain and Heritage record labels.

Always Been a Rambler

Always Been a Rambler
Author: Josh Beckworth
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 1476667292
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Always Been a Rambler Book Excerpt:

GB. Grayson and Henry Whitter were two of the most influential artists in the early days of country music. Songs they popularized--"Tom Dooley," "Little Maggie," "Handsome Molly," and "Nine Pound Hammer"--are still staples of traditional music. Although the duo sold tens of thousands of records during the 1920s, the details of their lives remain largely unknown. Featuring never before published photographs and interviews with friends and relatives, this book chronicles for the first time the romantic intrigues and tragic deaths that marked their lives and explores the Southern Appalachian culture that shaped their music.

Always Been a Rambler

Always Been a Rambler
Author: Josh Beckworth
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-03-21
ISBN: 1476631867
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Always Been a Rambler Book Excerpt:

 GB. Grayson and Henry Whitter were two of the most influential artists in the early days of country music. Songs they popularized—“Tom Dooley,” “Little Maggie,” “Handsome Molly,” and “Nine Pound Hammer”—are still staples of traditional music. Although the duo sold tens of thousands of records during the 1920s, the details of their lives remain largely unknown. Featuring never before published photographs and interviews with friends and relatives, this book chronicles for the first time the romantic intrigues and tragic deaths that marked their lives and explores the Southern Appalachian culture that shaped their music.

The Old time Herald

The Old time Herald
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Folk music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old time Herald Book Excerpt: