Sheila Kay Adams http://wunc.org en NC Ballad Singer Sheila Kay Adams Named National Heritage Fellow http://wunc.org/post/nc-ballad-singer-sheila-kay-adams-named-national-heritage-fellow <p>Mention the name Sheila Kay Adams to any traditional old time musician and you’re likely to elicit a reverent response. &nbsp;In the world of American ballad singers, Adams remains one of the pillars of tradition, drawing on her Madison County roots to perform and teach the old style of singing and banjo playing passed down in her family for generations.&nbsp; This week, her lifetime of nurturing and sharing traditional music <a href="http://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/fellows/fellow.php?id=2013_01&amp;type=bio">earned her a National Heritage Fellowship</a> from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Laura Candler 16699 at http://wunc.org NC Ballad Singer Sheila Kay Adams Named National Heritage Fellow