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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- photographer.
Format Audio (CD), Book, and Print
EditionSecond edition, revised and updated.
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxix, 279 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents CD. 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 travelling from the north (Donna Ray Norton) -- Honeybabe (Lesley Riddle) -- My cabin in Carolina (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 Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are the heart of a region where traditional music and dance are performed and celebrated as nowhere else in America. This guide puts readers on the trail to discover many sites where the unique musical legacy thrives, covering bluegrass and stringband music, clogging, and other traditional forms of music and dance. The manuscript includes driving directions, maps, and contact information for the featured sites, as well as color illustrations and profiles of prominent musicians. Chapters are organized county by county, and sidebars include interviews with and profiles of performers, information about various performance styles, and a brief history of Blue Ridge music. The updated second edition adds three new music venues, along with updated information on the dozens of music sites in Western North Carolina profiled in the beloved previous edition. Also included are new full-color photos, a new artist profile, and a CD of 26 classic songs from the mountains and the foothills."-- Provided by publisher.
General note"Portions of this work are adapted from Fred C. Fussell, Blue Ridge music trails: finding a place in the circle (2003)"--Title page verso.
General noteIncludes index.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formSound recordings.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/formSound recordings.
LCCN 2017034317
ISBN9781469641461 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469641461 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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