The Celebration of Traditional Music was initiated in 1974 by Appalachian Center Director, Loyal Jones. It remains an educational, as well as entertaining, means of reminding students and the wider campus community of the southern Appalachian region's rich and diverse heritage of home-made music that is passed on person-to-person.
Buddy Moss - Fulton County, Georgia
"Chesterfield Blues," 1975 Celebration of Traditional Music
(AC-OR-005-059-03). Hear other Buddy Moss performances.
Bradley Kincaid - Garrard County, Kentucky
"Methodist Pie," 1985 Celebration of Traditional Music
(AC-OR-005-310-01). Hear other Bradley Kincaid performances.
Jean Ritchie - Perry County, Kentucky
"Black Waters," 1990 Berea College Concert
(AC-CT-242-001-B-14). Hear other Jean Ritchie performances.
Joan Salmon-Campbell - Chester County, Pennsylvania
"Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," 1977 Celebration of Traditional Music
Lossiah Family Singers (Cherokee Gospel Music) - Swain County, North Carolina
"Alas And Did My Savior Bleed" 2007 Celebration of Traditional Music (SC-CD-074-007-013). Other Lossiah Family Singers performances. See Play List.
Sparky Rucker - Knox County, Tennessee
"My Home's Across The Smoky Mountains," 2001 Celebration of Traditional Music
(AC-OR-005-732-01). Hear other Sparky Rucker performances.
Nat Reese - Mercer County, West Virginia
"Preacher and the Bear," 1991 Celebration of Traditional Music
(AC-OR-005-477-02). Hear other Nat Reese performances.
Phipps Family - Knox County, Kentucky
"Cyclone of Rye Cove," 1974 Celebration of Traditional Music
(AC-OR-005-001-T3-05). Hear other Phipps Family performances.
Judy Ritchie Hudson - Perry County, Kentucky
"Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies," 1974 Celebration of Traditional Music
Earl White - Pitt County, North Carolina
"Riley and Spencer," 2004 Celebration of Traditional Music
(SC-CD-057-003-03). Hear other Earl White performances.
Don Pedi - Buncombe County, North Carolina
"Old Aunt Jenny with Her Nightcap On," 2009 Celebration of Traditional Music
(SC-CD-095-008-02). Other Don Pedi Performances.
Grandpa and Ramona Jones - Robertson County, Tennessee
"Jonah And The Whale," 1985 Celebration of Traditional Music
(SC-CD-074-007-14). Other Grandpa Jones performances.
Riley Baugus - Forsyth County, North Carolina
"Country Blues" 2010 Celebration of Traditional Music
(SC-CD-107-005-03). Other Riley Baugus performances.
Robert "Bud" Garrett - Clay County, Tennessee
"I Got A Place Way Out In Free Hill," 1984 Celebration of Traditional Music
(AC-OR-005-299-06). Hear other "Bud" Garrett performances.
Homer Ledford - Clark County, Kentucky
"My Old Kentucky Home (Musical Saw)" Mountain Heritage Festival in Carter County, Kentucky 1973 (BK-OR-016-009-A-03). Hear other Homer Ledford performances.
Addie Graham - Breathitt County, Kentucky
"We Are Stole And Sold From Africa," 1974 Celebration of Traditional Music
(AC-OR-005-008-T1-10). Hear other Addie Graham performances.