Life-Music Southern Appalachia-DVD

The mountains of Appalachia are home to a folk music tradition that traces its roots to England, Scotland, and Ireland. Picking up the African banjo and other influences in its evolution, this tradition gave rise to gospel, bluegrass and country music.

The recipients of the North Carolina Folk Heritage Award, the Brown-Hudson Folklore Award, and many other honors, the Queen Family of Western North Carolina have come to represent Southern Appalachian heritage and a way of life.

The Queen Family-Appalachian Tradition & Back Porch Music. 32 min
Mary Jane Queen-Appalachian Ballads & Songs. 12 min
The Queen Family-Plays Mountain Music. 26 min

Produced and Directed by Neal Hutcheson.
A DVD/Video production of The North Carolina Language and Life Project at NC State University, supported by NC State Humanities Extension.

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