Anna Roberts-Gevalt http://wunc.org en The Crankie Comes To NC: What It Is And Why People Freak Out When They See One http://wunc.org/post/crankie-comes-nc-what-it-and-why-people-freak-out-when-they-see-one <p>When traditional Appalachian musician <a href="http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/">Anna Roberts-Gevalt</a> first showed ballad singer <a href="http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/">Elizabeth LaPrelle</a> a crankie, Elizabeth was speechless.</p><p>“I really freaked out,” LaPrelle said. She was astounded not only because she had never seen one before, but also because it was such a powerful tool for storytelling. Fri, 24 May 2013 11:48:33 +0000 Laura Candler 15871 at http://wunc.org The Crankie Comes To NC: What It Is And Why People Freak Out When They See One Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects http://wunc.org/post/appalachian-music-old-fashioned-stage-effects <p>While many popular musicians today seek out the newest digital technology to enhance their performances, there’s a young musical duo from rural Virginia who are moving in the opposite direction. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle call themselves simply “<a href="http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/home.html">Anna and Elizabeth</a>.”&nbsp; Both accomplished traditional Appalachian musicians on a variety of instruments, together they have resurrected a storytelling tradition called the “crankie,” whose technology outdates their combined age (which is 50). Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Laura Candler 11162 at http://wunc.org Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects