51 minutes | May 17, 2022

Ep 148 Derek Piotr / North Carolina Mountain Singing

Derek Piotr discusses his field recordings of authentic Americana and folk music spanning the decades of Western North Carolina   Click here for easy streaming or download -    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/zcbdae/Ep_148_Derek_Piotr7f6ya.mp3   Places to listen Apple / iTunes   Stitcher   Google Podcasts   Spotify   iHeart Radio   Pandora   Listen to the compilations here https://deathisnot.bandcamp.com/album/ever-since-weve-known-it-more-north-carolina-mountain-singing https://deathisnot.bandcamp.com/album/last-wisps-of-the-old-ways-north-carolina-mountain-singing     And read about some of the people involved here https://derekpiotr.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/bare-family-article-old-time-herald.pdf   Thanks to Admiral Radio for the closing song https://admiralradio.bandcamp.com/album/songs-from-the-vault https://www.admiralradiomusic.com/     Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission  

Folklorist Derek Piotr pulls together mountain songs from North Carolina crossing nearly a century. Child ballads and local murder songs sit alongside dulcimer & close harmony singing. The star of the compilation, Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill, could have been another Texas Gladden in her own right, but dozens of recordings of herself and her family made in 1939 remained on a shelf in The Library of Congress, until they were unearthed by Derek and presented on this collection. Mrs. Turbyfill's daughter Nicky also makes a notable appearance here.


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