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Stories of mountain folk broadcast: 2013-10-05

  • Amy begins the show with her story “On Cullowhee Mountain,” which tells of her father’s family, the Ammons family. “Images & Memories” accompanies the story. On Creative Corner, Doreyl’s guest is once more George Frizzell of Sylva. He talks about the Special Collections department at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library and the work the department does to preserve and collect local heritage and history. “How I Long to be in the Mountains” by Mountain Faith follows the interview. On Stories of Mountain Folk, Amy welcomes Jean Frady again. Jean talks about her new book, Going Home : Living in Green Pastures, which is about her husband Cecil’s last years. The interview is followed by “A Beautiful Life” by Lonesome Sound. Victoria’s guest on Black Roots of Appalachia is Leroy Jackson of Sylva. He talks about being a student-athlete at Sylva-Webster High School in the early 1960s. “Sugarfoot Rag” by Ron Smith follows the interview. On Down Another Road, Judy talks with Troy Harrison, a musician who was born in Hot Springs but now lives in Buncombe County. Troy talks about his musical pursuits and tells a story about pretending to be Sheila Kay Adams’s son in order to attend a folk festival. He also talks about different styles of banjo playing and plays “John Henry.” The show concludes with “Wildwood Flower” by Henry Queen.