WSCP 2: Celebration of the Music of Appalachia

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

 

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00:00:00 - Show Introduction 00:01:09 - Performance: "MichaelB Rag" (Michael Johnathon)

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Segment Synopsis: Michael Jonathon performs"MichaelB Rag."

Keywords: Michael Johnathon (Artist); MichaelB Rag (Song); banjo (Instrument); mandolin (Instrument)

00:04:20 - Show Introduction / Artist Introduction

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Keywords: Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist)

00:05:28 - Performance: "Dance in Old Kentucky" (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Keywords: Dance in Old Kentucky (Song); Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist)

Subjects: folk music; old time music

00:07:41 - Interview 1: Raymond McLain (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Raymond McLain discusses Morehead University's music program, the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. Currently this program is the only accredited program of its kind, drawing in local students as well as international.

Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Raymond McLain (Artist); The McLain Family Band (Artist)

Subjects: folk music; music education; old time music


Hyperlink: Check out more information on Morehead University's Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.
00:10:08 - Performance: "Boatin' Up Sandy" (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Jesse Wells, fiddler teacher at Morehead University, performs "Boatin' Up Sandy"

Keywords: Boatin' Up Sandy (Song); Jesse Wells (Artist) Morehead State University; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); fiddle (Instrument)

Subjects: fiddle tunes; folk music

00:12:23 - Interview 2: Jesse Wells (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Fiddle instructor Jesse Wells talks about his musical background playing mandolin and guitar before the fiddle. He also mentions playing in his father's band The Bottom of the Barrel Bunch as a teen. Wells also discusses the benefits of Morehead State's location in the Appalachian region, so close to many musicians as well as the rich tradition of Appalachian music and culture.

Keywords: Appalachia; Jesse Wells (Artist); Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Traditional Music Program; electric guitar (Instrument); fiddle (Instrument); mandolin (Instrument)

Subjects: fiddles

00:15:18 - Perfomance: "Lonesome Road Blues" (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Keywords: Appalachia; Earl Scruggs (Artist); Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad (Song); Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Lonesome Road Blues (Song); Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Woody Guthrie (Artist); fiddle (Instrument); front porch music

00:18:59 - Interview 3: Raymond McLain (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Raymond McLain discusses the different instruments his students play like the mandolin, fiddle, and banjo.

Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Raymond McLain (Artist); Traditional Music Program; electric bass (Instrument); electric guitar (Instrument); fiddle (Instrument); mandolin (Instrument)

Subjects: 5-string banjos; banjos; fiddles; mandolins

00:19:38 - Interview 4: Lauren Price (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Ohio native Morehead student Lauren Price talks about her 11 years playing mandolin as well as her transfer to Morehead State after discovering the like-minded community in the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. Her twin sister also attends Morehead and plays fiddle.

Keywords: Appalachia; Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Lauren Price (Artist); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; mandolin (Instrument)

Subjects: mandolins; music education

00:21:54 - Performance: "Kentucky Mandolin" (Lauren Price, of Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mandolin (Song); Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Lauren Price (Artist); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; mandolin (Instrument)

00:23:30 - Performance: "Blue Kentucky Girl" (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Keywords: Appalachia; Blue Kentucky Girl (Song); Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); front porch music

Subjects: folk music

00:26:42 - Break 00:27:17 - Woodsongs Kid: Megan and Emily Bryant, "Martha Campbell" (Interview and Performance)

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Segment Synopsis: The Woodsongs Kids sister Megan and Emily Bryant of Martin, KY perform "Martha Campbell" alongside members of the Mountain Music Ambassadors.

Keywords: Emily Bryant (Artist); Megan Bryant (Artist); Woodsongs Kid; banjo (Instrument), Martin (KY); fiddle (Instrument)

Subjects: banjos

00:30:56 - Interview 5: Wayne Andrews (President, Morehead State University)

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Segment Synopsis: Morehead State president Wayne Andrews discusses the university's commitment to music, his own musical background, and how he learned banjo from Raymond McLain. He also discusses hiring Raymond McLain as director for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Wayne Andrews (Artist); banjo (Instrument)

Subjects: higher education; music education

00:33:22 - Performance: "Keep on the Sunny Side" (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: The Mountain Music Ambassadors feature Morehead State president Wayne Andrews in their performance of "Keep on the Sunny Side."

Keywords: Appalachia; Keep on the Sunny Side (Song); Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Kentucky Mountain Music (Album); Morehead (KY); Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Old-time music; Traditional Music Program; banjo (Instrument); front porch music; mandolin (Instrument), fiddle (Instrument)

Subjects: folk music; old time music

00:37:15 - Performance: "Fly Me to the Moon" (Thomas and Tyler, of Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Keywords: Fly Me to the Moon (Song); Frank Sinatra (Artist); Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Tony Bennett (Artist); banjo (Instrument); guitar (Instrument)

Subjects: duets; folk music; old time music

00:40:55 - Interview 6: Raymond McLain (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Raymond McLain talks about the fusion of different music types with traditional music.

Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Raymond McLain (artist); banjo (Instrument); guitar (Instrument)

Subjects: folk music; music education; old time music

00:42:13 - Performance: "The One I Love is Gone" (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Mountain Music Ambassadors perform a never recorded Bill Monroe song called "The One I Love is Gone."

Keywords: Bill Monroe (artist); Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Lauren Price (Artist); Leanna Price (Artist); Morehead State University; The One I Love is Gone (Song); banjo (Instrument); guitar (Instrument); mandolin (instrument) Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist)

Subjects: folk music

00:45:36 - Interview 7: Raymond McLain (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Segment Synopsis: Raymond McLain discusses traditional music as early roots of country music like the Grand Ole Opry. He also emphasizes the feeling of 'home' this kind of music provokes in some.

Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Raymond McLain (artist); banjo (Instrument); guitar (Instrument); old-time music

Subjects: folk music

00:47:02 - Performance: "Troublesome Creek" (Mountain Music Ambassadors)

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Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Troublesome Creek (Song); banjo (Instrument); guitar (Instrument)

00:50:55 - Coda: Michael Johnathan

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Keywords: Kentucky Center for Traditional Music; Morehead State University; Mountain Music Ambassadors (Artist); Raymond McLain (artist); banjo (Instrument); guitar (Instrument)

00:53:22 - Closing Credits / From the Woodsongs Archives: "If I Could Only Win Your Love" (Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys)

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Segment Synopsis: A Woodsongs Archive performance of Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys "If I Could Only Win Your Love"

Keywords: Emmylou Harris (Artist); If I Could Only Win Your Love (Song); Red Dirt Boys (Artist); Woodsongs Archives