About the Project
Music of our Mountains is a living-document that chronicles the exchange of musical culture and ideas throughout Appalachia and beyond. This project honors the existing work of scholars, musicians and folklorists — while opening gateways for new discussion regarding the rich origins and current context of Appalachian identity. Here, oral histories and conjecture are presented alongside established perspectives.
Our narrative Features coupled with curated Collections from published works seeks to enrich the current dialogue on Appalachian music & culture; explore the role of race, gender and identity; and provide a platform for multi-view examination of the People, Places, Tunes and Roots that provided the initial pulse from which country music was born.
Recent Features and Entries
Since the early 1900s, the site of the Floyd Country Store has been a hub for people. Originally called Farmer’s Supply,
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