Volume 42 No. 3-4

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Volume 42 Number 3-4 ● SPRING/SUMMER 2015

From the Editors, Mark Freed, Trevor McKenzie, Sandy Ballard … 146


  • Roundtable Discussion on Appalachian Music by Roy Andrade, Thomas Burton, Cece Conway, Meredith Doster, Barbara R. Duncan, John Fleenor, Kevin Fore, Trish Fore, Mark Freed, Fred J. Hay, David Holt, Loyal Jones, Si Kahn, Rich Kirby, William E. Lightfoot, Trevor McKenzie, Tim O’Brien, Ted Olson, Ron Pen, Susan Pepper, Gary Poe, Kinney Rorrer, Tony Russell, Kilby Spencer, Deborah Thompson, and Dave Wood ... 150 (playlist PDF, 238 KB)
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford: A Herald of Appalachian Studies by Loyal Jones ... 232
  • The North Carolina Rambler: Charlie Poole by Kinney Rorrer ... 252
  • The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang, or the Big Brag of Country Music? by Ted Olson with Wayne Daniel, Barry Mazor, Nolan Porterfield, Dave Samuelson, and Joe Wilson ... 262
  • The Herstory of Appalachia: Three Centuries of Oppression and Resistance by Sue Massek… 284
  • Precious Memories play by Si Kahn ... 298
  • “Living the American Dream” in Appalachia: Interviews with the Krüger Brothers by Mark Freed ... 322
  • Interviews with Bill Withers by Anna Sale … 344
  • Appalachian Music Filmography: From Appalshop to Zwigoff by Meredith Doster, Mark Freed, Tom Hansell, Fred J. Hay, Phil Jamison, Rebecca Jones, Steve Kruger, Jordan Laney, Trevor McKenzie, John Cloyd Miller, Natalya Weinstein Miller, Ron Pen, Emily Schaad, Leila Weinstein, and Dave Wood ... 358
  • Photo Essay by David Holt ... 390
  • Photo Essay by Arthur Rosenbaum ... 403


  • The Poets ...149
  • Farewell Bedrock by Michael Dowdy … 145
  • Hum by Michael McFee … 231
  • Perfect Pitch, Lexington, VA by R.T. Smith … 250
  • Tender by Diane Gilliam … 296
  • Dulcimer by Joseph Bathanti … 297
  • “The Water is Wide” by George Ella Lyon ... 320
  • The Song Leader by Dana Wildsmith … 321
  • Jenny Wren, Pearlie Webb by Diane Gilliam … 357
  • The Fees Branch Fiddler by Dean Sturgill, with Mark Sanderford photos ... 398
  • The Fiddlers, Thirty and Three—More by Dean Sturgill, with Mark Sanderford photos ... 400
  • Angel Rae Rudisell at the Dulcimer, Note and Drone by R.T. Smith … 404
  • Clifftop, Fayette County, WV by Jeffrey Burghauser … 412

Review Essay

  • Transcription as a Blessing and a Curse: The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes transcribed and annotated by Clare Milliner & Walt Koken by Dave Wood ...405


  • Natalya Weinstein on Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass by Murphy Hicks Henry ... 414
  • Leila Weinstein on Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr with a Foreword by Dolly Parton ... 415
  • David P. Haney on Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers by David W. Johnson ... 419
  • Joseph Decosimo on Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman: An East Tennessee Old-Time Music Pioneer and His Musical Family by Bob L. Cox ... 421
  • Gary R. Boye on Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves ... 423
  • Arthur Rosenbaum on New Art of Willard Gayheart by Willard Gayheart and Donia S. Eley, with a Foreword by Grace Toney Edwards ... 425
  • William E. Lightfoot on Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson by Kent Gustavson ...428
  • Mark Freed on Milestones: Legends of the Doc Watson Clan (4 CD set)...432

Chronicle ... 436

Appalachian Music By the Numbers ... 444


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