304 pp., 6 x 9, 155 color plates., 7 maps
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4146-1
Published: February 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0822-8
Published: April 2013
Paperback Available February 2018, but pre-order your copy today!
Buy this Book
The updated second edition adds three new music venues, along with updated information on the almost sixty music sites in Western North Carolina profiled in the previous edition. Also included are new full-color photos, two new artist profiles, and a CD of twenty-six classic songs from the mountains and the foothills.
Published in association with North Carolina Arts Council
About the Authors
Fred C. Fussell is a writer, curator, artist, and documentary photographer whose work focuses on the traditional folk culture of the American South.
For more information about Fred C. Fussell, visit the Author Page.
Steve Kruger is a folklorist and Appalachian musician who lives in Pembroke, Virginia.
For more information about Steve Kruger, visit the Author Page.
“It can be used as a traveling guide, an encyclopedia--using the excellent index--or as an engaging and comprehensive compendium of contemporary musical fold culture.”--Appalachian Heritage
“For anyone with a taste for traditional song and dance. . . . Included is a CD with more than two dozen songs, representing the diverse styles profiled in the text. It’s a fitting soundtrack whether you’re sitting back reading or hitting the road.”--WNC Magazine