Unsung Heroes of Americana Music: Jean Ritchie & Susie Glaze-Two Folk Singers, One Voice
There is a valley deep in the Cumberland mountains of Eastern Kentucky where, during the early part of the 20th century, no radio signal could reach. In the 1920’s the people had no other resource than to sing the songs taught to them by their ancestors who had immigrated from the British Isles many years before. Handed down for generations by the oral tradition of songs and stories, these became woven into their daily life. They were sung and told while the people labored, worshiped and entertained each other.