Category 2013 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award

2013 BHFA — Barbara Garrity-Blake: Musician and Public Scholar

Barbara Garrity-Blake: Musician and Public Scholar by Bland Simpson Barbara Garrity-Blake has long been one of the most creative, innovative, and imaginative citizens in the Carolina east, and I know of no one else quite like her. She is simultaneously an energetic artistparticipant, a keen observer, an engaged public scholar, and a fierce advocate for […]

2013 BHFA — Chester McMillian: Old Time Musician and Educator

Chester McMillian: Old Time Musician and Educator by Matt Edwards Chester McMillian is as deserving of this award as anyone ever has been. He has been quietly working to preserve and pass on the old time music traditions of Northwestern North Carolina for nearly a half century. Chester McMillian was born in Cana, Virginia, to […]