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Beech Mountain was the home of Ray Hicks who is considered the patriarch of traditional Southern Appalachian storytelling. Hicks won many awards and is known internationally for his oral storytelling.
Ballad singer-storyteller Sheila Adams Barnhill discusses the importance of storytelling through song in Madison County, NC. Barnhill is a seventh-generation singer-storyteller and shares how she learned the craft from her family members and the reputation of Madison County as the place of a rich singing-storytelling tradition. Barnhill has won several awards for her talent.
Ballad singer-storyteller Sheila Adams Barnhill tells the story of gathering buckeyes and walking through the mountains with her granny. Barnhill is an award winning storyteller and her story is full of details of what life was like living in Madison County, NC, in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.