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The ballad tradition has continued in North Carolina for many years and to this day.
Descendants of the families and singers contemporary to the
Sharp collecting era still perform this timeless music.



Joe Penland of Marshall in Madison County
records and performs the ballad repertoire.

   





Donna Ray Norton
 is a multi-generation
descendant of singers
from the Laurel Valley



Recorded in 2016 in Marshall, NC
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