(SNP 137) Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith - RESTRICTED

Title

(SNP 137) Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith - RESTRICTED

Authors

Dennis Yager

Files

Interviewee

Yager, Dennis,

Identifier

SNP137

Format

1 audio file (running time: 01:22:30) :

Interview Number

SNP-137

Date of Interview

6-2-1978

Description

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.

For access to this interview, please contact JMU Special Collections (library-special@jmu.edu, or (540) 568-3612). Please reference the interview number SNP-137 when submitting your request.

Rights

Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of James Madison University's Libraries & Educational Technologies' Special Collections (540) 568-3612, library-special@jmu.edu.

Personal Names

Yager, Dennis, Interviews; Jenkins, Nelson, Interviews; "Gray, Wesley, Interviews.

Subjects

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.).

Place Names

Kite Hollow (Va.) -- History; Page County (Va.) -- History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Smith, Dorothy Noble 1915-1999

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SC# 4030