Tag Archives: Adam Booth

Book Review: ‘Listening to the Land’

The photographs in this book are vivid and at times striking. While they contribute to the story told in the text, photographer Tom Cogill has done an excellent job of using image to create its own narrative. As with many photographic documents of Appalachia, Listening to the Land has its share of standard landscape images: the blurry and babbling brook, the broad and rugged landscape, the active forest floor. But unlike other accounts, all of these images are beautiful. And the broad, more generic shots are interspersed with specific images such as a morel, mechanical gears, and a cluttered tool shed.

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CD Review: ‘The Mountain Came Alive’

Teachers who respond positively to the idea of utilizing The Mountain Came Alive in their classroom will be pleased to learn that Booth has intentionally kept his production values straightforward. A teacher with a reasonable singing voice and access to a dulcimer, a guitar, or a piano can easily master these pieces for performing in his/her own classroom.

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Preserving the Appalachian Way

The following article by Adam Booth appears in the fall/winter 2012 issue of ‘think,’ the alumni magazine of Case Western Reserve University. Booth is a multiple award winning West Virginian storyteller, musician and Champion Liar. He travels the country weaving tall tales and spreading this traditional Appalachian art to new audiences. Reprinted with permission.   […]

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