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Goff, James R.


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The Evolution of Sacred Music and Its Rituals in Watauga County, North Carolina: A Comparison of Congregational Song in Two Independent Missionary Baptist Churches 2010 1376 Shape-note traditions are both a style and practice of rural hymnody that contribute to the varied canon of American folk hymnody. The history of shape-note traditions in the United States highlights the polarity between the early four and seven-shap...
"The Music That Belonged to Everybody”: Tradition and Innovation in Western North Carolina Bluegrass 2010 1098 This paper examines the experiences of four musicians from Western North Carolina: Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, George Shuffler, and Doc Watson. All four made contributions to the art of acoustic lead guitar playing. This thesis examines their individual ...
Dylan’s Apocalypse: Country Music and the End of the World 2011 1497 A thesis dealing with the productions of John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline, two albums by Bob Dylan, which explores their connection to the history of country music and to eschatology. ...