February 2013

Summers County, West Virginia Music Project

During the summer and fall of 1981 Appalachian State students Deborah Thompson and Randi Silnutzer traveled throughout southern West Virginia documenting the musical culture local to the area in and around Summers County. The project resulted in 23 hours of oral histories and music featuring musicians versed in the traditions of gospel, old time fiddle tunes, bluegrass, and country.