Leslie Keith was born in Pulaski County in southwestern Virginia in the first decade of the 20th Century, became fascinated to old-time fiddli…

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I'm continuing my sporadic series of introductions to regional folk musicians and others. All have performed at Tucson Meet Yourself; all have…

Jokes are a part of any culture’s folklore and can serve as a kind of salve or ointment that we can slather over the raw places in our consciousness.

This blog essay is the start of something new — a series of sketches of individual tradition bearers who, while they lived, added greatly to t…

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