One Tennessee Family's Efforts To Preserve Trove Of Old Folk Songs

Jul 11, 2018
Originally published on July 10, 2018 4:19 pm

In Tennessee, one family has been credited with single-handedly preserving a trove of folk songs that otherwise would have vanished. In the middle of the last century, these old ballads — sung without musical accompaniment — fell out of fashion.

Tony Gonzalez (@TGonzalez) from WPLN in Nashville introduces us to the Hicks family, and to the ethnomusicologist who first recorded and helped spread their traditional songs.

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