"Appalachian Journey", Alan Lomax (1991)


Appalachian Journey is one of five films made from footage that Alan Lomax shot between 1978 and 1985 for the PBS American Patchwork series (1991). It offers songs, dances, stories, and religious rituals of the Southern Appalachians. Preachers, singers, fiddlers, banjo pickers, moonshiners, cloggers, and square dancers recount the good times and the hard times of rural life there. At 26:40 it features an African American Duo James & Odell Thomas performing on Banjo and Fiddle.