Rich Kirby, August 16, 2015

Title

Rich Kirby, August 16, 2015

Subject

Cynthiana (Ky.)
New York (N.Y.)
Appalshop, Inc.
Music
Musicians
Letcher County (Ky.)
Appalachian Region--Social conditions
Appalachians (People) in motion pictures
Coal mines and mining--Appalachian Region
Documentary films.
Folk music--Appalachian Region
Motion pictures--Production and direction.
Music--Appalachian Region

Description

Rich Kirby discusses his childhood, split between Cynthiana, Kentucky and New York City. In Kentucky, he stayed with his grandmother Addie Graham, whose roots in Eastern Kentucky and musical talents attracted Kirby southward. He attended law school, became involved in 1960s politics, moved to Appalachia, and drifted toward work as a musician by 1970. Kirby's musical work led him to Appalshop, where he collaborated with musicians on June Appal Records.

Format

video

Identifier

2015oh323_appal005

Interviewer

Jeffrey A. Keith
Rayna Gellert

Interviewee

Rich Kirby

Interview Keyword

Education
Family--History
African Americans--Civil rights
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
College students--Political activity.
Harry Caudill
War on Poverty
Addie Graham
June Appal Records

Files

2015oh323_appal005_kirby_img.jpg


Citation

“Rich Kirby, August 16, 2015,” Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project, accessed March 31, 2023, https://nunncenter.net/legaciesofappalshop/items/show/5.