This unique dvd collection brings together the Blue Ridge Mountains Music, Ballads & Stories of Ray Hicks who measured who he was not in possessions but in what he could share with other people through his stories.
Ray Hicks, recipient of the Smithsonian Institution Lifetime Achievement Award sang & told stories of the Southern Appalachian Mountains where he was born at the top of Beech Mountain & lived all his adult life.
Blue Ridge Mountain Music & Ballads
True Blue Ridge Mountain music is hearing Ray Hicks when he sings, with or without his harmonica, legendary American folk songs, such as Casey Jones, John Henry, and Reuben Train.
The Appalachian Storyteller
The Jack tales which wove together fairy tale elements with realistic trappings of mountain culture. In them, a boy named Jack confronted giants, witches or the Northwest wind and would overcome the challenges through pluck.
- The Cat and the Mouse Story - Jack and the Robbers Story - Jack and the Fire Dragon Story - My Life - I've Traveled the Mountains
In this unique visual biography, we meet this famed storyteller, learn about his life, and see him perform at the world-famous National Storyteller's Festival in Tennessee. History of the Music & Instruments Of The Appalachians.