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Old time musician Jean Ritchie recently suffered a stroke, and is in the hospital

Dan Dutton, whom she mentored, discusses her legacy in more depth today on the Dandylandmuse blog. From his post: Jean wrote this email to one of her folk music friends who wasn’t feeling well a while back, and posted it on the Mudcat traditional music discussion board. It is such an insightful and brave introspection: […]

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‘On the Banks of the Ohio’—an old murder ballad

Rebecca Dart, a Vancouver comic book artist and animator, is turning heads this week with her fresh visualization of the old-time tune “On the Banks of the Ohio.” Click on each panel to see her wonderful linework enlarged. Says Wikipedia of this tune: “Banks of the Ohio is a 19th century murder ballad, written by […]

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Albert Hash ain’t a bit shy with a fiddle

compiled from My Ashe County Home column by Muncy Gaultney in Ashe County NC newspaper “The Plow” (1960s-1980s) “I like to forgot I was supposed to talk about old time music and I guess Albert Hash and the Whitetop Mountain boys are next on the list. Albert is known far and wide for his woodworking […]

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True to my love, my love’s been true to me

Please welcome guest blogger Kevin Bannister. Kevin was born in Pike County, Kentucky in 1958 and raised in Mingo County, West Virginia till he was 18. These days he runs Liberty Graphix, a graphic design studio in Atlanta. His favorite quote? “I started with nothing and have most of it left.” Granny—that’s what we called […]

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