Excerpt: Arguably the most enduring artifacts from the early days of European settlement in Appalachia, ballads are still sung in households and on festival stages along The Crooked Road.
Olson, Ted. 2017. Ballads. The Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming: The Official Homecoming Guide. 65. http://mtnsofmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MOMH_ProgramGuide_FINAL-lowres.pdf