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Riley Baugus

Riley Baugus

Riley Baugus, a North Carolina native who lives in Walkertown, began singing and playing music...
Rick Ward playing banjo

Rick Ward

Rick Ward is steeped in Beech Mountain and Watauga County cultural lore, and he continues...
Betty Smith

Betty Smith

Betty Smith, one of Madison County's best-known musicians for over twenty years, was born in...
Joe Penland

Joe Penland

Joe Penland's Madison County family includes many old-time mountain musicians. Penland's great-grandmother was a first...
Amy Michels

Amy Michels

Amy Michels was born and raised in a rural farming community where her interest in...
Bobby McMillon

Bobby McMillon

Robert Lynn "Bobby" McMillon, a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award recipient, was heir to numerous...
Mary Greene

Mary Greene

Mary Greene has continued to celebrate and present the traditions of her Appalachian community even...