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Historical Resources

Old time and bluegrass music traditions are strongly tied to the cultural history of the Southern Appalachian Mountains going back to the first settlements. We encourage JAM kids to learn about the historical contexts of the music they are playing. Here are some helpful resources:

JAM has developed extensive resources on historic musicians of counties with JAM programs for usage:
Historic Musicians of JAM Counties

Links to Folk Culture Libraries and Archives, many with digital collections for research:
Folk Culture Libraries and Archives

Links to Historical Cultural Museums with artifacts and information related to old time and bluegrass music:
Historical Cultural Museums