Some Thoughts on the Music of the Mountain South

Some Thoughts on the Music of the Mountain South

There is a genre of tunes I like to call mountain music. Other genres often affiliated with the South, such as jazz, and even what most now call country or bluegrass, are mostly twentieth century creations and will require additional treatment beyond the present scope. Mountain music encompasses a history that begins in rural Britain,Read more about Some Thoughts on the Music of the Mountain South[…]

Country Music and the Rural South

Country Music and the Rural South

The following address was originally delivered at the Philadelphia Society regional meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2011.  In 1979, Donald Davidson’s Agrarian compatriot Andrew Lytle ended his address to the Philadelphia Society on a rather melancholy note. Lytle pondered the failure of the Southern Agrarian movement at the New Orleans meeting, “I’ve often asked myself:Read more about Country Music and the Rural South[…]