Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 21: Settlers Brought Ancient Ballads to Mountains

Sep 15, 2017

When English, Irish and Scottish settlers moved into Appalachia, they brought an ancient form of music with them – the ballad. The isolated mountains drew song collectors like Englishman Cecil Sharp. In Madison County, Sharp collected several hundred songs – including 70 from Jane Hicks Gentry from Hot Springs.