Tag: Sepia Tones

  1. Appalachian Studies Association honors ‘Sepia Tones’ series with e-Appalachia Award

    Appalachian Studies Association honors ‘Sepia Tones’ series with e-Appalachia Award On Thursday, March 17, Great Smoky Mountains Association’s ongoing podcast miniseries, Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music, was recognized with the e-Appalachia Award at the 45th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference.  The e-Appalachia Award is given annually in recognition of an outstanding media source that Read more...
  2. Podcast Series Reveals African American Influence on Southern Appalachian Music

    Podcast Series Reveals African American Influence on Southern Appalachian Music By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director “It’s not a Black music and it’s not a White music. It’s a music that was basically played together.” This observation is one of many kernels of wisdom offered up by fiddler Earl White, who is Black, on a new podcast series produced in the Smokies that is helping to Read more...
  3. ‘Sepia Tones’ Returns with Music—and Dance—on the Move

    ‘Sepia Tones’ Returns with Music—and Dance—on the Move The second episode of the Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music podcast mini-series begins with a story. “He said, ‘Now, I’m gonna tell you, if I ever catch you playing the fiddle on my route ever again, I will make sure that you get put under the jail,’” recalls fiddler and prominent old-time musician Read more...

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