Musicians

Musicians
James Timothy "Tim" Brymn
by . Among the musicians from Kinston, North Carolina who have created legacies in the world of music, one of the earliest to be recognized was the jazz composer and band leader J. Tim Brymn. Born in [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
9th Wonder
by Eckard, Max. Patrick Denard Douthit, better known by his stage name, 9th Wonder (or, since 2010, 9thmatic), is a record producer and record executive from Winston Salem, NC. He is also a Grammy award-winning [...] (from NCpedia.)
African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina: Kinston Area
by . African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina: Kinston Area by the North Carolina Arts Council. Originally published in African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
Aiken, Clay
by Horton, Emily S. Clay Aiken 1978- by Emily Horton, 2012; Kelly Agan, 2014, 2015. NC Government & Heritage Library Related Entries: Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; [...] (from NCpedia.)
Amos, Tori
by Franke, Matthew. Tori Amos is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer best known for her confessional lyrics and piano-based alternative rock music style. She was born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in [...] (from NCpedia.)
Angelou, Maya
by Horton, Emily S. Maya Angelou was best known as a poet and the best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970). Angelou was also a singer, dancer, Grammy-winning composer, director, and actress. She was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Barrino, Fantasia
by Horton, Emily S. Fantasia Barrino 1984- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2016. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky [...] (from NCpedia.)
Brown, Calvin Scott
by Stephenson, E. Frank, Jr. Calvin Scott Brown, educator, editor, minister, and advisor, was born in Salisbury of black and Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father was Henry Brown, a farmer, and his mother was Flora Brown. Brought up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherokee Botanical Garden
by Williams, Wiley J. The Cherokee Botanical Garden, first opened to the public in May 1953, adjoins Oconaluftee Indian Village on the Cherokee Indian Reservation (Qualla Boundary) in western North Carolina. The garden is [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clinton, George
by Franke, Matthew. George Clinton (nicknamed "the Prime Minister of Funk" and "Dr. Funkenstein") is a singer, songwriter, and producer best known as the leader of the popular funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic [...] (from NCpedia.)
Coltrane, John William
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. John William Coltrane, modern jazz saxophonist and composer, was born in Hamlet, the son of Alice Blair and John W. Coltrane, Sr. By the time of his death, he had achieved international eminence as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cordon, Norman
by Green, C. Sylvester. Norman Cordon, operatic singer and music educator, son of Norman Cheshire and Betty Houghton Cordon, was born in Washington, N.C., but moved with his family to Charlotte early in his life. There he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cotten, Elizabeth Nevills
by Hill, Michael. Elizabeth Nevills Cotten taught the world “Freight Train,” “Shake Sugaree,” and a host of other songs. Her “parlor ragtime” style was no less elegant for the guitar being turned upside down and the [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Cotten, Lyman Atkinson
by Ingram, Charles M. Lyman Atkinson Cotten, naval officer and diplomat, was born at Wilson but grew up at Cottendale, the family plantation, in Pitt County. He was the son of Colonel Robert Randolph Cotten and Sallie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Covington, Bucky
by Horton, Emily S. Bucky Covington 1977- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Crisp, Lucy Cherry
by Powell, William S. Lucy Cherry Crisp , museum administrator and poet, was born in Crisp, Edgecombe County, the daughter of Sellers M. and Annie Gorham Crisp. She was graduated from the North Carolina College for Women [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daughtry, Chris
by Horton, Emily S. Chris Daughtry 1979- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Bucky Covington; Scotty McCreery; Anoop [...] (from NCpedia.)
Davis, Gary
by Bastin, Bruce. Gary Davis, a blind black street singer and minister, was born in Laurens, S.C., to a farming family and was raised by his grandmother. As a young man he joined the steady stream of rural blacks who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Desai, Anoop
by Horton, Emily S. Desai, Anoop 1986- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky [...] (from NCpedia.)
Dixon, Dorsey Murdock
by Denatale, Douglas. Dorsey Murdock Dixon, millworker, songwriter, and country musician, was born into a family of Darlington, S.C., factory workers. His father, William McQuiller Dixon (1875–1939), was a steam engine [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Howard Briten
by Denatale, Douglas. Howard Briten Dixon, millworker and musician, attained recognition with his brother Dorsey as a country musician and recording artist. Born in Darlington, S.C., to William McQuiller (1875–1939) and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Easter, Mitch
by Coan, Fisher. Mitch Easter by Fisher Coan, 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. November 15, 1954 - Songwriter, guitarist, session musician, producer, and indie-rock icon, Mitch Easter was [...] (from NCpedia.)
Finley, Robert Corpening
by Willis, F. Craig. Robert Corpening Finley, musician, attorney, and judge, was born in Marion, the son of Robert Sylvester, a pharmacist, and Willie Corpening Finley. He and his brother, Frank A. ("Buzz"), were reared [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Flack, Roberta
by Franke, Matthew. Roberta Flack is a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist renowned for her smooth, "velvety" voice. Born in Black Mountain in Buncombe County on February 10, 1937, she was one of four [...] (from NCpedia.)
Flake, Nancy
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Nancy Flake, radio entertainer with the Columbia Broadcasting System and WABC in New York City and a vocalist with the big bands of Charlie Barnett, Al Kavelin, and Frank Dailey, was the central [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk Music- Part 1: Introduction
by Troxler, Carole Watterson, Williams, Wiley J., Baker, Bruce E. Folk Music by Bruce E. Baker and Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also:"Ballad of Tom Dooley"; Mountain Dance and Folk Festival; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk Music- Part 2: Ballads and Balladists of North Carolina
by Troxler, Carole Watterson, Williams, Wiley J., Baker, Bruce E. Folk Music by Bruce E. Baker and Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also:"Ballad of Tom Dooley"; Mountain Dance and Folk Festival; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk Music- Part 3: People and Trends in North Carolina Folk Music
by Troxler, Carole Watterson, Williams, Wiley J., Baker, Bruce E. Folk Music by Bruce E. Baker and Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams.   See also:"Ballad of Tom Dooley"; Mountain Dance and Folk [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Folk Music- Part 4: References
by Troxler, Carole Watterson, Williams, Wiley J., Baker, Bruce E. Folk Music by Bruce E. Baker and Carole Watterson Troxler, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also:"Ballad of Tom Dooley"; Mountain Dance and Folk Festival; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fortescue, John Henry: Guitar Shorty
by . In the early 1970s, a one-of-a-kind artist lived near Elm City—the blues guitarist, singer, and musical storyteller John Henry Fortescue. Known as Guitar Shorty, Fortescue—who was originally from [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
Frank Johnson's Band
by Parramore, Thomas C. Frank Johnson's Band was a popular brass ensemble of African American musicians that played frequently at health spas, balls, tournaments, state fairs, and other occasions from the 1830s to about [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fulton, Allen
by Bastin, Bruce. Allen, Fulton by Bruce Bastin 10 July 1907-13 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Geneva Perry and the International Sweethearts
by . In eastern North Carolina, public school band directors have often played a crucial role in inspiring and instructing rising generations of musicians. One of the most influential band directors of [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
Griffith, Andy
by Cusic, Don. Andy Griffith by Don Cusic, Professor of Music, Belmont University, 2010 Reprinted with permission from the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, 2010. Updated by the Government [...] (from North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.)
Harrell, David: A Rockyhock Christmas
by Cecelski, David S. Christmas serenaders don't visit Rockyhock anymore, but their spirit can still be heard at David Harrell's music jamborees. Every Friday night, he hosts a crowd of country, bluegrass and gospel [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Harrell, William Bernard
by Walser, Richard. William Bernard Harrell, songwriter, physician, and preacher, wrote the seven quatrains of "Ho! for Carolina!" which at one time rivaled William Gaston's "The Old North State" as a North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hauser, William
by Patterson, Dan. William Hauser, composer, music teacher, editor, physician, and minister, was born near Bethania (then Stokes County). He was a great-grandson of one of the town's earliest settlers, Martin Hauser, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Herbst, Johannes
by Bowling, George. Johannes Herbst, Moravian composer, was born at Kempten, Allgäu, Germany, to Lutheran parents. He was educated at Hernhut, Germany, where he served an apprenticeship in clockmaking. From 1762 to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Higgs, George and the Bull City Blues
by Wells, Mike "Lightnin'". For more than sixty years, George Higgs, of Tarboro in Edgecombe County, has been playing and singing the blues in his community and in places as far away as Australia and Switzerland—carrying on a [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Holsapple, Peter
by Coan, Fisher. Pioneering singer/songwriter, guitarist, and front man Peter Livingston Holsapple was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on February 19, 1956 to Henry Taylor Holsapple, a Harvard-educated lawyer and [...] (from NCpedia.)
Irving, Thomas Pitts
by Powell, William S. Thomas Pitts Irving, Episcopal clergyman and teacher, was born in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He was graduated with high honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
J. Cole
by Eckard, Max. Jermain Lamar Cole, better known by his stage name, J. Cole, is a Grammy-nominated rapper, singer and producer from Fayetteville, NC. In 2009, he became the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z's Roc [...] (from NCpedia.)
James Brown Band: "Almost Like a Kinston Band”
by . James Brown Band: "Almost Like a Kinston Band" by the North Carolina Arts Council. Originally published in African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, copyright 2013. Republished [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
Jarrell, Benjamin Franklin
by Conway, Cecelia. Benjamin Franklin Jarrell, musician, was raised in Surry County on the southern slope of the Blue Ridge, the son of Rufus A. and Susan Turney Jarrell. According to his father, the Scotch-Irish family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarrell, Thomas Jefferson
by Conway, Cecelia. Thomas Jefferson Jarrell, musician, born and raised near Round Peak in Surry County, was the oldest child of Benjamin Franklin and Susan Letisha Amburn Jarrell. He was an exceptional instrumentalist, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jarrell, Tommy
by Stanfield, Linda Blue. Tommy Jarrell was born Thomas Jefferson Jarrell, one of eleven children of Benjamin Franklin and Susan Letisha Amburn Jarrell. The family lived in a community called Round Peak in Surry County. Like [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Johnson, Thor Martin
by Sparger, Celia C. Thor Martin Johnson, musician and educator, was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., the son of the Reverend Herbert B. and Anna Reusswig Johnson. In 1925 his father entered pastoral service in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kemp, James Hal
by Allen, William B. Kemp, James Hal by William B. Allen, 1988 27 Mar. 1904–21 Dec. 1940 James Hal Kemp, orchestra and band leader, was born in Marion, Ala., the son of T. D. and Leila Rush Kemp. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lanier, Sidney Clopton
by Powell, William S. Lanier, Sidney Clopton by William S. Powell, 1991 3 Feb. 1842–7 Sept. 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, poet, musician, novelist, and author of books for boys, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
by Horton, Laurel Mckay. Lunsford, Bascom Lamar by Laurel Mckay Horton, 1991 21 Mar. 1882–4 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maceo and Melvin Parker: Early Influences
by . Maceo and Melvin Parker: Early Influences by the North Carolina Arts Council. Originally published in African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, copyright 2013. Republished with [...] (from North Carolina Arts Council.)
Mainer, James Emmitt
by Bingham, Warren L. Mainer, James Emmitt by Warren L. Bingham, 1991 20 July 1898–12 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCall, Adeline Denham
by Powell, William S. Adeline Denham McCall, music teacher, was born in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Frank S. and Helene Hanigan Denham. She spent part of her youth in California and in England. When Adeline was twelve, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCreery, Scotty
by Horton, Emily S. Scotty McCreery 1993- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky [...] (from NCpedia.)
Monk, Thelonious Sphere
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Monk, Thelonious Sphere by Marcus B. Simpson, Jr., 1991 10 Oct. 1917–17 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nina Simone: Putting Soul into the Protest
by Davis, Sarajanee. Simone, Nina Putting Soul into The Protest By Sarajanee Davis, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2019From the NCpedia K-8 Collection February 21, 1933-April 21, [...] (from NCpedia K-8 Collection.)
Old-Time String Band Music
by Simpson, Bland, Menius, Arthur, Kress, Kelly, Hicks, William. Old-Time String Band Music by Bland Simpson and William Hicks, 2006 Additional research provided by Kelly Kress and Art Menius. See also: Bluegrass Music; Country Music; Square [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parker, Kellis Earl
by Carrier, Sarah. Lenoir County native Kellis Earl Parker, an accomplished lawyer, activist, scholar, and musician, was born January 13, 1942 in Kinston, North Carolina. In addition to his distinguished career, Parker [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Parker, Maceo: These Kids are Fantastic
by Cecelski, David S. Maceo Parker: These Kids are Fantastic by David Cecelski. "Listening to History," News & Observer. Published 6/13/2004. Copyrighted. Reprinted with permission. See also Maceo and [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Peck, Clara Jane Thornton
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Clara Jane Thornton Peck, nurse, the daughter of John and Jane Thornton, was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. When she was about ten, her family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where she attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pfohl, Bernard Jacob
by Bair, Anna Withers. Pfohl, Bernard Jacob by Anna Withers Bair, 1994 13 Sept. 1866–5 Dec. 1960 Bernard Jacob Pfohl, church musician, was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Phonte
by Eckard, Max. Phonte by Max Eckard, 2012. Years active: 1998-present "I do this all for hip-hop!/ I'm lying...I do this...for my...mortgage...for my [...] (from NCpedia.)
Pickler, Kellie
by Horton, Emily S. Kellie Pickler 1986- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2013. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Pool, Bettie Freshwater
by Jennette, B. Culpepper Jr. Bettie Freshwater Pool, teacher, writer, and novelist, was born on the Pool plantation in Pasquotank County, one of nine children of George Decatur and Elizabeth Fletcher Pool. Her father was a local [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poole, Charlie Clay
by Rorrer, Clifford Kinney. Charlie Clay Poole, pioneer country music recording artist, banjoist, singer, and entertainer, was born in Randolph County, the son of Philip, whose father was an Irish immigrant, and Betty Johnson [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poteat, Hubert McNeill
by West, C. P. Hubert McNeill Poteat, college professor, musician, author, and Shriner, was born at Wake Forest to William Louis and Emma James Purefoy Poteat. His early education was eclectic, and his principal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Proffitt, Frank Noah
by Warner, Anne. Frank Noah Proffitt, farmer, craftsman, and singer of traditional songs, was born in Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., the son of Wiley and Rebecca Alice Creed Proffitt. His paternal grandparents, John and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsey Jr., Henry: My Own Love Of The Blues
by Cecelski, David S. A native of Rocky Mount, 60 miles east of Raleigh, Henry Ramsey Jr. has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, law school professor and judge in California. He was also dean of Howard University Law [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Reed, Ola Belle Campbell
by . Ola Belle Reed was born in 1915 at Grassy Creek in Ashe County, N.C., located in the New River Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, to Arthur Harrison Campbell and Ella Mae [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Roach, Max
by Franke, Matthew. Maxwell Lemuel Roach was easily one of the most influential jazz drummers of the twentieth century. He was an innovative bandleader who participated in ensembles which pioneered both bebop and cool [...] (from NCpedia.)
Rouse, Ervin T.
by Hill, Michael. Rouse, Ervin T. 19 Sept. 1917-3 July 1981 by Michael Hill, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Scruggs, Earl
by Childs, T. Mike. He was born in the Flint Hill community near Shelby, N.C. on January 6, 1924. His father, mother, and four brothers all played musical instruments. By his early teens he was playing local dances. He [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Silver, Frances "Frankie" (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by McCall, Maxine. When Charlie disappeared on December 22, 1831, heavy snow was falling. Did he slip through the ice on the frozen river? Was he wounded or killed by a bear or a mountain lion? Friends and neighbors [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Simone, Nina
by Franke, Matthew. The artist who would come to be known across the world as Nina Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina in Polk County. She was the sixth of eight [...] (from NCpedia.)
Spaugh, Herbert
by Powell, William S. Spaugh, Herbert by William S. Powell, 1994 30 Sept. 1896–22 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steadman, Connie Marie Badgett
by Agan, Kelly. Connie Marie Badgett Steadman grew up in Locust Hill Township in Caswell County, North Carolina. Her father, Cortelyou Badgett, was a gospel singer and choir director, and she grew up singing gospel [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Strayhorn, William (Billy) Thomas
by Sanford, Mary Pettis. William Thomas Strayhorn, African American jazz musician, came from families (Strayhorns, Youngs, and Craigs) established in Hillsborough for generations; there seems to be some evidence of West [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stringfield, Lamar
by Underwood, Evelyn. Lamar Stringfield, composer, conductor, and flutist, was born near Raleigh, the son of the Reverend Oliver Larkin and Ellie Beckwith Stringfield. He was the sixth of seven children. In 1902 the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swalin, Benjamin Franklin
by . Benjamin Franklin Swalin led the North Carolina Symphony for 33 years, from 1939 to 1972, revitalizing and expanding the project that Lamar Stringfield had started under the WPA. In 1945, Swalin's [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Taylor, James
by Horton, Emily S. James Taylor 1948- by Emily HortonNC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Singer-songwriter James Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948 to Gertrude and [...] (from NCpedia.)
Terrell, Saunders
by Bastin, Bruce. Terrell, Saunders (Sonny Terry) by Bruce Bastin, 1994 Related Entries: African American; Music; Allen Fulton; Gary Davis 24 Oct. 1911–11 Mar. 1986 Saunders (Sonny Terry) Terrell, blind [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Travis, Randy
by Franke, Matthew. Country music star Randy Travis was born Randy Bruce Traywick on May 4, 1959, the second of six children born to Harold and Bobbie Rose Traywick. While he grew up in the town of Marshville, NC, he [...] (from NCpedia.)
Trotter, John Scott
by Putzel, Rosamond. John Scott Trotter, musician, was born in Charlotte, the son of John Scott and Lelia Bias Trotter. He attended local schools, studied piano under Ida Moore Alexander, and in 1925 he entered The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wallace, Lillian Frances Parker
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. Lillian Frances Parker Wallace, educator, historian, author, lecturer, antiquarian, musician, watercolorist, and linguist, was born in Pine City, Minn., the daughter of Saidie Althea Feetham and the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warriors of AniKituhwa
by Duncan, Barbara Reimensnyder. A powerful cry echoes from the mountains: “Whoooooo hooo!” A group of Cherokee men answers even louder: “Whoooooo hooo!” The cry from the mountains echoes back. Seven men walk out, covered in red [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Watson, Doc (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Freed, Mark. Doc Watson by Mark Freed Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2009. Updated by Government & Heritage Library staff, 2012. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Wiggins, Ella May
by Frederickson, Mary E. Ella May Wiggins, textile worker, balladier, and union organizer, was born in the mountains of Cherokee County, near Bryson City, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Maples May. Her father, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Cratis Dearl
by Jones, H. G. Cratis Dearl Williams, folklorist, ballad collector and singer, linguist, professor, and college administrator, rose from humble beginnings in the Caines Creek community of Big Sandy Valley in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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