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Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Patrick Huber


Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the bustling cities and towns of the Piedmont South. No group contributed more to the commercialization of early country music than southern factory workers. This book explores the origins and development of this music in the Piedmont's mill villages. It offers vivid portraits of a colorful cast of Piedmont millhand musicians, including Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, Dave McCarn, and the Dixon Brot ... More

Keywords: American country music, Piedmont South, early country music, southern factory workers, mill villages, millhand musicians, Fiddlin' John Carson, Charlie Poole, Dave McCarn, Dixon Brothers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832257
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807886786_huber


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Huber, author