Jon Kay on October 8, 2010

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia600707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode4_AppalachianDulcimerTraditions.mp3Podcast: Download (14.2MB) In this podcast, I talk with Ralph Lee Smith, who is an authority on the history of Appalachian or mountain dulcimer’s history. For nearly four decades he has research this distinctly American Instrument and its European antecedents. He is the author of two books on the topic: The Story of the Dulcimer […]

Continue reading about Episode 4: Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

Jon Kay on September 17, 2010

http://media.blubrry.com/artisanancestors/p/ia700707.us.archive.org/12/items/ArtisanAncestorsPodcastseason1Episodes1-25/Episode3_AlabamaFolkPottery.mp3Podcast: Download (32.2MB) In this episode we talk with folklorist Joey Brackner, the manager of the Alabama Arts Council’s Folklife Program and the Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. He co-produced “Unbroken Tradition” a documentary on Alabama folk potter, Jerry Brown, which Brackner produced with Appalshop. A native of Fairfield, Alabama, he recently […]

Continue reading about Episode 3: Alabama Folk Pottery