Category 2012 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award

2012 BHFA — Vollis Simpson: Whirligig Artist

Vollis Simpson: Whirligig Artist by Jefferson Currie II Vollis Simpson grew up in Wilson County, near the town of Lucama. His family farmed, and his father moved buildings for a living. Vollis was drafted before World War II, and continued serving during the war in the Army Air Corp stationed on the Island of Saipan. […]

2012 BHFA — Carmine Prioli: Teacher, Scholar, Folklorist, Editor, and Friend

Carmine Prioli: Teacher, Scholar, Folklorist, Editor, and Friend by Karen Willis Amspacher with an endnote by Thomas McGowan If this citation were to follow the usual protocol, this is the place where a long list of Dr. Prioli’s academic credentials, career accomplishments, published articles, and the like would go. However, for Carmine (that’s with a […]

2012 BHFA — William E. “Bill” Myers: Musician

William E. “Bill” Myers: Musician by Beverly Patterson Bill Myers remembers growing up in Greenville in the 1930s and 40s, and hearing his grandmother say, “This boy evidently will play something after a while.” There is no need for him to state the obvious: that his musical accomplishments have far exceeded her prediction. As a […]

2012 BHFA — Elizabeth and Alex Albright: Owners of R.A. Fountain General Store

Elizabeth and Alex Albright: Owners of R.A. Fountain General Store by Leanne E. Smith Alex Albright says he is a person who has enjoyed the accidents in his life. A turn he didn’t intend to take on his way back to Greenville from Wilson one day in the mid-1990s was one of those accidents. He […]