David Bennett Posted March 27 Share Posted March 27 Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles S1 E10 Length 56:40 Premiere Date 3/10/11 I.D. Stamper, a master dulcimer builder and player from Letcher County, Ky., and John McCutcheon, a young musician, play together, swap tunes, discuss musical traditions, and demonstrate the difference between hammered and mountain-style dulcimer. And, a portrait of John Jacob Niles, the adding machine repairman who came to eastern Kentucky in 1909 and became a much-noted "arranger, expander, collector, recorder, and performer" of traditional Appalachian ballads. The film shows Niles in concert, at home, at work arranging his music, and explaining the historical place of balladry in American music. See video at link [Also features I.D. Stamper and John McCutcheon. ID talks about Ed Thomas and shows ID working on building a ducimore] https://www.ket.org/program/appalshop-at-40-classics-from-the-collection/sourwood-mountain-dulcimers-john-jacob-niles/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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