Monday, February 23


Rita Forrester (L), granddaughter of A. P. and Sara Carter, performs with Tennessee Skyline at the Carter Family Fold

In keeping with our theme for 2009, SFA oral historian Amy Evans is in Virginia to document Appalachian foodways as they relate to the First Family of Country Music, the Carter Family. She spent the weekend with many branches of the Carter family tree, gathering stories, as well as some recipes. Look for the interviews to appear online in time for our June field trip to the Mountain Empire.

View some of Amy's photos from the road on our Flickr page.