The Black Banjo Gathering

Monday, May 10, 2010

I recently visited the excellent Down Home Radio website and discovered, through Eli Smith’s coverage of the event, The Black Banjo Gathering. It convened this year in late…

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Connecting The Dots

Friday, April 30, 2010

image from Mark Drabenstott, printed in The Daily Yonder Here are some connections, commentaries and new leads that we’re following here at The Art Of The Rural: —…

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Los Reyes de Albuquerque

Thursday, April 29, 2010

a selection from a photograph by Genevieve Russell  As the debate over Arizona’s new immigration policy rages across the country, we should remember that hispanic americans have been…

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Going Deep Down

Friday, April 23, 2010

Deep Down: A Story From The Heart of Coal Country had its broadcast premiere last night on Kentuck Educational Television. It’s a film by Jen Gilomen, (Delta Rising)…

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Songs For a Rural Record Store Day

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Saturday is Record Store Day, a national holiday of sorts for music-lovers that is now entering its third year of celebrating the wealth and variety of music…

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The Carter Family Fold and Johnny Cash’s Last Performance

Thursday, April 8, 2010

 Photograph by William W. Robinson of Friends of the Carter Family Fold  “He insisted on walking into the Fold that night,” Hiltons resident Pat Jones told me a…

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The Tragedy in Montcoal

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

photograph from Coal Tattoo I’m sure many of us have been following developments in Montcoal, West Virginia, as rescuers have worked relentlessly to find the miners trapped inside…

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For The Weekend: Plants, Prints, School Lunches and Gulf Coast Soul

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The University of Nebraska Gardens site, edited by horticulturist Emily Levine, is also following Donald Culross Peattie’s An Almanac For Moderns and regularly posting his entries online. The…

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Root Hog Or Die

Monday, March 22, 2010

In one of our first posts, we mentioned Lance Ledbetter and his Atlanta-based label Dust to Digital. He’s among number of folks, many from the younger generations, who…

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Geno Delafose

Thursday, March 18, 2010

As we mentioned a few weeks back, The Western Folklife Center recently hosted its 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Navada. This year the WFC invited grammy-nominated…

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