Appalachia Inspired

How To Be an Authentic Hillbilly

Who has the right to tell the story of a place? My friend Jeremy B. Jones is a man of Appalachia, but you wouldn’t know it by his accent. He plays a little banjo, but not, I believe, as an affectation. Jones has an essay in the book “Appalachian Reckoning: A […]

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Guitars, Jobs and Music: Startup Business Hopes to Build on Mountain Traditions

A nonprofit school of luthiery in Eastern Kentucky is helping develop an instrument-building company that will build the local economy along with high-end guitars. All kinds of stringed instruments fill the storefront of the Appalachian School of Luthiery in Knott County, Kentucky. There are antique pieces, like an old banjo […]

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