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No Depression explores Appalachia in its Spring 2018 edition. This fertile region, which actually stretches from Mount Cheaha in central Alabama to the uninhabited island of Belle Isle north of Newfoundland, Canada, has offered innumerable, invaluable contributions to America's musical history. In this issue, read about places like Asheville, NC and Galax, VAthat help sustain Appalachian culture. Plus, get to know musicians like Bobby Osborne of the Osborne Brothers who helped bring Appalachian sounds to the mainstream, and meet some of the new voices like Dori Freeman, Jake Blount, and Amythyst Kiah who will carry this rich tradition on through the 21st century.
Explore the Appalachian mountains and the sounds emanating from them with long-form features about, interviews with, and essays by...
Photography from the Southern Folklife Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Cover art by Colin Sutherland
Illustrations by Jenny Ritter and Howard Rains
Design by Marcus Amaker