Ballads http://wunc.org en Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/blue-ridge-music-trails-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina are the center of a rich history of music and dance, from musicians like Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs, to traditions like ballad singing and square dancing.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 38710 at http://wunc.org Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley http://wunc.org/post/hang-down-your-head-tom-dooley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On June 18, 1866, the body of 21-year-old Laura Foster was found in a shallow grave in Wilkes County, NC.&nbsp;Thomas C.&nbsp;</span>Dula<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(Tom Dooley), a veteran of the Civil War, was tried, convicted and hanged&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on May 1, 1868, in</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Statesville, NC,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the murder</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:36:46 +0000 Keith Weston 17460 at http://wunc.org Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley 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