The year 2019 as been declared the “Year of Music in North Carolina.”
The campaign being promoted by the North Carolina Arts Council is called “Come Hear North Carolina.” As part of the campaign the NC Arts Council republished it’s 1998 Heritage Award profile of The Wilson Brothers (Pap and his brother).
The State of North Carolina via the North Carolina Arts Council has awarded folk artists the North Carolina Heritage Award since 1989. In 1998 The Wilson Brother’s won the award.
It seems like just yesterday that they received the prestigious award for their music. I remember the girls were just babies when one of the interviews leading up to the event took place in our living room. It’s wonderful to see them highlighted again and the republished piece has garnered quite a bit of attention which is very pleasing as well.
To read the article about The Wilson Brothers go here.
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley
Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.
Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.