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My Curious and Jocular Heroes: Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia

Thursday, January 18, 2018: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   18/01/2018 12:00:00 18/01/2018 13:00:00 America/Atikokan My Curious and Jocular Heroes: Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia Thursday, January 18 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Loyal Jones will give homage to four people who guided and inspired his study of Appalachian culture. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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Brimming with ballads, stories, riddles, tall tales, and great good humor, My Curious and Jocular Heroes pays homage to four people who guided and inspired Loyal Jones’s own study of Appalachian culture. His sharp-eyed portraits introduce a new generation to Bascom Lunsford, the pioneer behind the “memory collections” of song and story at Columbia University and the Library of Congress; the Sorbonne-educated collector and performer Josiah H. Combs; Cratis D. Williams, the legendary father of Appalachian studies; and the folklorist and master storyteller Leonard W. Roberts. Throughout, Jones highlights the tales, songs, jokes, and other collected nuggets that define the breadth of each man’s research and repertoire. Loyal Jones is the author of numerous books on Appalachian culture, including Country Music Humorists and Comedians. He served as director of the Appalachian Center at Berea College for twenty-three years.
My Curious and Jocular Heroes: Tales and Tale-Spinners from Appalachia

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