Tagged: Appalachian Music

KY Historical Society to host banjo making workshop

If you are a fan of traditional Appalachian music, you will enjoy learning about how to make a traditional mountain banjo.  The Kentucky Historical Society will be hosting a special 2-day workshop event with professional woodworker and sculptor, J. Daniel Graham.  The event will take place at the Thomas D....

Appalachian songbird Tiffany Williams releases debut album

Upon pressing play, Tiffany Williams releases a soulful Appalachian vocal that eases through the speakers playing “When You Go” EP officially released today. “When You Go” is one to be added to any music collection that seeks simplicity and authenticity of life in eastern Kentucky. “I love Appalachia as I...

Lee Sexton cleaning his banjo in the film, Linefork. Photo courtesy of Linefork filmmakers.

Kentucky banjo picker Lee Sexton featured in film

Nestled in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky lies the community of Linefork. It is there where retired coal miner, Lee Sexton calls home, alongside his wife, Opal. Even at 90 years old, he continues to preserve the mountain music heritage with his unique banjo picking style. His music and life...

The Angel Band has called up Ralph Stanley

Dr. Ralph Stanley Back in 1998, I was fortunate to go to Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival with some college friends.  My main mission – to meet Ralph Stanley.  I got to see the frail looking man in a suit, a roll of money nestled in his front pocket, sitting at...