Creating this playlist wasn't easy, even for Joe Newberry. Where do you begin to encapsulate the rich musical tradition that echos across the Appalachian Mountains? These aren't radio hits –
Creating this playlist wasn’t easy, even for Joe Newberry. Where do you begin to encapsulate the rich musical tradition that echos across the Appalachian Mountains? These aren’t radio hits – these gritty, melodic songs have been shared like sweet tea on front porch steps for centuries and passed down like fine china for generations. See Joe Newberry’s list and song descriptions below for a small sample of Appalachian tunes that have moved and inspired him throughout the years.
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Joe Newberry has been playing banjo since his childhood in Missouri, but his career bloomed in North Carolina as both an award-winning bluegrass songwriter and a semi-regular performer on Garrison Keller’s “A Prarie Home Companion.”
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