Appalachian music historian, writer, musician and broadcaster. Play in an old-time music band featuring Appalachian and string band music. Hosted a local old-time music radio program (working on getting that program back on the air) featuring Appalachian music and history. Teach old-time music classes for OLLI at UC. Had an opportunity to host an Appalachian music program at Appalshop in Whitesburg Ky as part of Seedtime music festival. Advocate for music as a main pillar of strength of Appalachian culture.
Have had a lifelong love of Kentucky and its life and people. Grandparents and father were born in Pulaski County Ky. Spent life since high school traveling and exploring all areas of Ky but especially SE Ky. During college years took numerous volunteer trips to Vanceburg Ky to assist Glenmary Home Missioners with housing repairs and construction. Attended all available music festivals and have done extensive research on Appalachian music. Would like to continue volunteering time working on issues relating to Appalachia, such as UACC might need, with a special emphasis on researching and broadcasting Appalachian-rooted music as one of the main pillars of Appalachian culture. Also personally met Appalachian luminaries (in my opinion) such as Loyal Jones, Merle Travis, Verna Mae Slone, Homer Ledford, Jean Thomas and Wendell Berry.
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