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Ford, Tennessee Ernie
Country and gospel singer. Continue Reading »
Foster, Stephen
Popular songwriter. Continue Reading »
Garner, Erroll
Jazz pianist and composer. Continue Reading »
Gentry, Jane Hicks, and Maud Gentry Long
Traditional singers and storytellers. Continue Reading »
Gibson, Don
Country singer and songwriter. Continue Reading »
Goose Creek Symphony
Country rock group. Continue Reading »
Gosdin, Vern
Country singer and songwriter. Continue Reading »
Gospel Music, African American
Modern African American gospel music was greatly inspired by the music of Thomas A. Dorsey of Villa Rica, Georgia. Continue Reading »
Gospel Music, Anglo-American
Gospel music in Appalachia has been part of a larger national movement toward the composition of original hymns. Continue Reading »
Grayson and Whitter
Early country duo. Continue Reading »
Guitar
The guitar’s origins are usually traced back to Spain, though some scholars have suggested Greek and Arabian influences. Continue Reading »
Gunning, Sarah Ogan
Traditional singer and songwriter. Continue Reading »
Haley, Blind Ed
Traditional fiddler. Continue Reading »
Hall, Tom T.
Country singer, songwriter, and author. Continue Reading »
Hammons Family
Traditional musicians. Continue Reading »
Handy, W. C.
Early jazz composer and pianist. Continue Reading »
Harmonica
Because of its affordability, portability, durability, and avail- ability, the harmonica has been a popular instrument in Appalachia for more than 150 years. Continue Reading »
Harris, Emmylou
Country singer. Continue Reading »
Hawker, Ginny
Mountain music singer and educator. Continue Reading »
Hawkins, Hawkshaw
Country singer and guitarist. Continue Reading »