An Interview with Joe Penland - Storyteller 2

 

Photo by Pat Franklin

Joe’s great-grandmother was a first cousin of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Minstrel of Appalachia, and just one link in Joe’s rich musical heritage. He was mentored by Byard Ray (whose great uncle was Mitchell Wallin, a fiddler who played for Cecil Sharp) and spent his youth in the 1960s around Berzill and Lee Wallin as well as their sons Doug and Jack. He now writes, performs, and records while living in Marshall, NC, in the heart of traditional music. Joe is especially gratified to see the young musicians either those who are descendents of the Wallin/Chandler branch or just those who have some links and have grown out of this incredibly rich soil.

For the full interview, click here.

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Mad Co. Brew House

45 North Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
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Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

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Sweet Monkey Bakery & Cafe

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Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

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Little Creek Cafe

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Walnut Creek Gallery

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Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754