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This August will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain. Iniside Appalachia Folkways reporter Rebecca Williams talks to Saro Lynch-Thomason, a ballad singer and folklorist from Asheville North Carolina. Saro created the Blair Pathways Project, which tells the history of the West Virginia Mine Wars through music.
Mountain Stage
Steve Earle & the Dukes 2021
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Jacob Blickenstaff
Mountain Stage will offer a free, one-time-only live stream of this Sunday’s show emanating from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. There are tickets available to join us in person, or anyone with an internet connection will be able to watch the show as it happens at MountainStage.org and at LiveSessions.NPR.org.
Inside Appalachia
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This week on Inside Appalachia, co-host Mason Adams sits down with Elizabeth LaPrelle, who grew up in Rural Retreat, Virginia. She and her husband Brian Dolphin moved from Brooklyn back to southwestern Virginia just before the pandemic hit. As longtime performers and new parents they took to Facebook Live, posting weekly livestreams of lullabies and stories. We’ll also hear about a song called “Tom Dooley,” which was first released shortly after the Civil War. It resurfaced 60 years ago, when it topped the Billboard charts.
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