Portraits of Mountain-Music People

Just now, along the transom of a list-serv I belong to devoted to southern music, came a link to this Mother Jones photo essay on Appalachian music makers: Appalachia, As the Crow Flies. My favorite:

Full slide show here.

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  1. irishlad wrote:

    Slightly OT but not really as it’s to do with Peg McKamey.On their home page she states that: Gospel music has gotten bigger,more people attending,stronger songs and better music to go with it.For someone who’s being singing since 1954 she would notice the changing trends,for better or worse.I must say i agree wholeheartedly with her and that flies in the face of ones who are RIPing Sg.

  2. SG_Obzerver wrote:

    I agree with Peg and irishlad!

    Wait a minute…

    I agree with Peg and irishlad???

  3. irishlad wrote:

    See..SG,you’re never too old to learn :)

  4. BackwoodsPhilosopher wrote:

    I love the pure sounds of Mountain - Appalachian - Bluegrass Music. There’s nothing like it.

    It’s so nice to hear actual voices and instruments and not be assaulted by loud, muffled sound systems.

    One of my favorite Gospel Bluegrass groups is The Maharreys. Here is one of there songs……..pure music. Their CD “Full Circle” is still one of my absolute favorites.

    Song - “Did You Forget God Today?”


  5. Tim wrote:

    Interesting to see how photo’s can tell a story. Thanks for your kind references to bluegrass gospel music.

    Tim Maze
    Canaan’s Crossing

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