An extraordinary set of Library of Congress field recordings from the 1930s and ‘40s captured the depth and breadth of American folk music. Folklorist and musician Stephen Wade revisits the South to tell 13 stories of the artists who helped define American identity while remaining virtually anonymous themselves.
(Image belt;20131031_prodigalfarm_shaena_mallett_0001.jpg) Kathryn Spann and Dave Krabbe moved from New York City back to Kathryn's home state of North Carolina, where they bought a former tobacco farm and created a dairy full of love and goats.
Five years ago at his grandmother’s funeral, Matthew Fluharty reflected on the value of rural culture and what he might do to help promote and enliven it. Today, the “Art of the Rural” project relaunches its online work with a more powerful website and bigger ambitions.