Appalachian Music Resources

To learn more about the Appalachian culture and its music, check out the following links. Each site is a favorite of Hobo Bill & Kristin.

Banjo Newsletter!

Founded in 1973, this magazine covers all aspects of the banjo four or five strings.

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This is the best banjo site on the net, including instruction, tablature, MP3s, and more.

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Fiddler Magazine

Fiddler Magazine was founded spring of 1994 and serves as an informative, educational, and entertaining resource for fiddlers, accompanists, and appreciative listeners.

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The National Storytelling Network

The National Storytelling Network (NSN) serves individuals and organizations that use the power of storytelling in all its forms.

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North Carolina Transportation Museum

Explore exhibits of antique locomotives, rail cars, automobiles and more. Here, you can a train ride around the N.C. Transportation Museum's historic 57-acre site, enjoy many family-friendly special events, and learn about how transportation progress helped build North Carolina


The Old-Time Herald

The only magazine dedicated to Old-Time Music, which is now celebrating 20 Years of continuous publication.

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Sing Out!

Sing Out! The Folksong magazine has been published since 1950.

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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker have performed throughout the U.S., singing songs and telling stories from the American tradition

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The North Carolina Storytelling Guild

The North Carolina Storytelling Guild (NCSG) is focused on serving the Community storytellers and audiences alike by providing storytelling events, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy for the art of the oral tradition throughout the state of North Carolina.

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Wilson Creek Visitor Center

The Wilson Creek Visitor Center, located near Collinsville, gives information on the Wilson Creek gorge area and has a photograph and artifact collection that tells the history of the area.

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