Welcome to the Online Edition of the Encyclopedia of Appalachia

The University of Tennessee Press is proud to present the music section of a projected thirty-section, comprehensive online reference on the natural resources, history, and culture of Appalachia. This section has been produced with the generous support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, the tireless efforts of the music section editor, Ted Olson (Professor of Appalachian Studies, East Tennessee State University), the guidance of Jean Haskell (Whisman Scholar, Appalachian Regional Commission), and the advice of a multitude of scholars of the region who contributed to the print edition of The Encyclopedia of Appalachia. For more information about this exciting project and its future, contact Cheryl Carson, marketing manager, UT Press.