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Blue Ridge music trails of North Carolina : a guide to music sites, artists, and traditions of the mountains and foothills / Fred C. Fussell, with Steve Kruger ; photographs by Cedric N. Chatterley.

Author/creator Fussell, Fred author.
Other author/creatorKruger, Steve, author.
Other author/creatorChatterley, Cedric N., 1956- illustrator.
Other author/creatorAdaptation of (work): Fussell, Fred. Blue Ridge Music Trails.
Format Audio (CD), Book, Print, and Musical Sound Recording
Publication Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Copyright Notice ©2013
Descriptionxix, 281 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents Preface: Entering the circle -- How to use the guidebook -- Traditional music in Western North Carolina / Wayne Martin -- Sprout wings and fly : Region 1 at a glance ; Surry County ; Stokes County ; Rockingham County ; Yadkin County -- Feed me on cornbread and beans : Region 2 at a glance ; Caldwell County ; Wilkes County ; Alleghany County ; Ashe County ; Watauga County -- It strikes with terror in my heart : Region 3 at a glance ; Mitchell County ; Avery County ; McDowell County ; Yancy County -- Asheville Junction : Region 4 at a glance ; Buncombe County ; Madison County ; Henderson County ; Transylvania County -- The Flint Hill special : Region 5 at a glance ; Cleveland County ; Burke County ; Rutherford County ; Polk County -- Walking the king's highway : Region 6 at a glance ; Haywood County ; Swain County ; Graham County ; Cherokee County ; Clay County ; Macon County ; Jackson County -- Profiles : Back-step: Keep it fresh and keep it alive ; Kinney Rorrer ; Glenn Bolick: sawmill man ; Clyde Ferguson Jr.: God gave me the love of music ; Uwe Krüger: not a stranger anymore ; Herb Key: I didn't think anybody could build a guitar ; Christine Horton: I have many regrets ; Dorothy Hess ; Bobby McMillon ; Donna Ray Norton: I'm proud of where I came from ; Sheila Kay Adams: she appointed me ; Etta Baker: a wonderful life ; Joe Sam Queen ; Travis and Trevor Stuart ; Alfred and Maybelle Welch: music has always been a part of our life ; Jan Davidson: I really wanted to get a banjo -- Sidebars : Connect on the Blue Ridge music website ; Region 1: the place ; Mayberry USA ; Blue Ridge music on the air ; Western North Carolina radio stations that play traditional Blue Ridge music ; A tribute to Ralph Epperson / Paul Brown ; Foothills hayride ; Fiddlers' conventions in Western North Carolina ; Region 2: the place ; The molasses festival at Sims bar-b-que ; Americana music ; The legend of Tom Dooley ; Story of a song: Otto Wood the bandit ; Bluegrass trailblazers of the Blue Ridge ; Junior Appalachian Musician (JAM) Program ; "The farmer is the one who feeds them all": a word on farmers markets ; Doc Watson: a tribute ; The mountain banjo ; The ballad of Frankie Silver (as sung by Bobby McMillon, December 1, 1999) ; Silver family museum ; Region 3: the place ; Grandfather mountain and the Blue Ridge parkway ; Region 4: the place ; Excerpt from "mountain dance and folk festival: a living tradition" / Loyal Jones ; Story of a song: the Swannanoa tunnel ; Hot springs ; Religious folk song traditions in the Blue Ridge ; Jam protocol ; National forests in the North Carolina Blue Ridge ; Region 5: the place ; George Shuffler: bluegrass pioneer ; Banjos and blues ; Dewitt "Snuffy" Jenkins ; WNCW: continuing Carolina's radio legacy ; Nina Simone's Polk County roots ; Region 6: the place ; Great Smoky Mountains National Park ; Manco Sneed and Cherokee fiddling ; John Romulus Brinkley: goat gland doctor and border radio pioneer -- A note about the Blue Ridge Music Trails Project -- A note about the traditional artist directory.
Contents CD contents. The grey eagle / Trevor and Travis Stuart -- Swannanoa tunnel / Bascom Lamar Lunsford -- I've endured / Ola Belle Reed -- Rainbow sign / The Buckstankle Boys -- John Henry / Etta Baker -- Cotton mill blues / The New North Carolina Ramblers -- Drunkard's dream / Dorothy Hess -- Restoration / Christian Harmony Singers at Saint John's Church -- Ground Hog / The Watson Family -- Georgia Belles / Manco Sneed -- Snowbird nation / Manco Sneed -- Otto Wood / Elkville String Band -- A soldier traveling from the North / Donna Ray Norton -- Honeybabe / Lesley Riddle -- My cabin in Caroline / Flatt and Scruggs -- Sawmill man / Glenn Bolick -- Down in the valley / George Shuffler and Laura Boosinger -- Tom Dooley / Frank Proffitt -- Black cat bone / Pop Ferguson -- Rockingham Cindy / Tommy Jarrell and Fred Cockerham -- Trail of tears song / Welch Family Singers -- Come take a trip on my airship / Christine Horton -- Carolina in the Fall / Krüger Brothers -- Peace behind the bridge / Etta Baker -- Frankie Silver's confession / Bobby McMillon -- Some closing remarks / H.P. Van Hoy.
Abstract "The music and dance traditions of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains are legendary. Residents continue a musical heritage that stretches back many generations. In this lively guidebook, noted folklorist Fred C. Fussell puts readers on the trail to discover the many sites in western North Carolina where this unique musical legacy thrives. Organized by region and county, Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina welcomes readers into the rich worlds of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and stringband music, as well as clogging, flat-footing, and other forms of traditional dance. The book, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council and its partner, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, features a CD with more than 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, historic recordings of the region's most influential musicians spanning nine decades--available for the first time here--and songs based on true stories of love, crime, and tragedy set in the North Carolina mountains."-- Provided by publisher.
Local noteJoyner Library North Carolina Reference Collection Copy Accompained By Sound Recording Located At Call Number: No Car Ref ML3551.7.N85 F8 2013.
General note"Portions of this work are adapted from Fred C. Fussell, Blue Ridge Music Trails: Finding a Place in the Circle (2003)."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2012042540
ISBN9781469608211 (pbk : alk. paper)
ISBN1469608219 (pbk : alk. paper)

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