African American Music in Southwest Virginia
Excerpt: African Americans have lived in Southwest Virginia since the early eighteenth century, and their traditions—their verbal folklore, customary folklife, and material culture—have long influenced cultural life in Southwest Virginia. African American music has been particularly impactful in the region, yet many people today are unaware of the extent of that influence.
Olson, Ted S.. 2018. African American Music in Southwest Virginia. The Crooked Road's Mountsin of Music Homecoming: The Official Homecoming Guide. 16. https://mtnsofmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MOMH_ProgramGuide.pdf