Mrs. Nelia Hyatt of Asheville has hosted a traditional music jam on her property for more than fifty years. The jam, which is held every Thursday night year-round, features bluegrass, old time, and early country music. Her husband, a talented musician and instrument maker, started the gathering. After his death, she continued it. What is remarkable is that Mrs. Hyatt is not a musician, but continues the tradition because of her love of the music and the people who perform it.