Steve Hooks

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Kenny Baker
Bluegrass fiddler. Continue Reading »
Blues
Blues is a musical genre that developed among African Americans in the lowland South during the late nineteenth century. Continue Reading »
Mandolin
A fretted, eight-string instrument of European origin, the mandolin became available in Appalachia in the late nineteenth century through mail-order catalogs and thereafter was a mainstay of both traditional and popular musical styles within the region. Continue Reading »
Venues
The first musical venues in Appalachia were the gathering places most often associated with close-knit, isolated rural communities: churches, Saturday night square dances in homes and barns, and county fairs. Continue Reading »