(SNP 137) Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith - RESTRICTED
1 audio file (running time: 01:22:30) :
Date of Interview
Records a music session featuring Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray, who perform a number of old-time songs, many of which were popular tunes with the mountain people. Featured instruments include guitar, banjo, Dobro and fiddle. Dennis Yager also participated in an interview with his mother, Mattie Yager, who played several mountain tunes on her autoharp. See SdArch no. SNP-138.
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Yager, Dennis, Interviews; Jenkins, Nelson, Interviews; "Gray, Wesley, Interviews.
Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain life -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Old-time music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Bluegrass music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Gospel music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.).
Kite Hollow (Va.) -- History; Page County (Va.) -- History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble 1915-1999
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
SdArch no. SNP-137, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, SC# 4030, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.