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Riddle, Leslie
Folk and blues musician. Continue Reading »
Ritchie, Jean
Traditional singer, fretted dulcimer player, and songwriter. Continue Reading »
Rock Music
Rock music, an international cultural phenomenon involving numerous subgenres of music, can trace some of its roots to the geographic and cultural environs of Appalachia’s southern margins, where black and white musical traditions flourished. Continue Reading »
Rodgers, Jimmie
Early country singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Continue Reading »
Scott, Darrell
Contemporary country/folk singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Continue Reading »
Seeger, Mike
Revivalist singer, multi-instrumentalist, folk music collector, and educator. Continue Reading »
Sexton Family
Traditional musicians. Continue Reading »
Shape-Note Singing/Singing Schools
Shape notes were invented to improve the quality of church singing. The system’s originators, by making patently clear the intervals between notes without requiring singers to learn all the key signatures, intended their innovation to teach people how to sight-read sacred music without instrumental accompaniment. Continue Reading »
Skaggs, Ricky
Country and bluegrass singer, mandolinist, and fiddler. Continue Reading »
Skillet Lickers
The Skillet Lickers were an popular country string band from north Georgia featuring Gid Tanner, Riley Puckett and Clayton McMichen. Continue Reading »
Smith, Bessie
Blues and jazz singer. Continue Reading »
Smith, Hobart
Traditional singer, banjo player, fiddler, guitarist, and pianist. Continue Reading »
Stanley Brothers
Bluegrass singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Continue Reading »
Stanley, Ralph
Bluegrass singer, banjo player, and bandleader. Continue Reading »
Statler Brothers
Country music group. Continue Reading »
Steel Guitar
Steel-guitar playing includes all guitar performance styles where a steel bar is used to intonate a note in place of fret- ting with fingers. Continue Reading »
Steele, Pete
Traditional banjo player. Continue Reading »
Stoneman, Ernest V./Stoneman Family
Early country singer, guitarist, autoharpist, and bandleader. Continue Reading »
String-Band Music
From the mid-nineteenth century to the present, musicians in Appalachia have played music together utilizing various combinations of stringed instruments. Continue Reading »
Stringbean
Early country banjo player and comedian. Continue Reading »