'Music in the Appalachians' topic for Watauga Historical Association meeting

Contributed To The Press • Apr 1, 2019 at 9:52 PM

The Watauga Historical Association will focus on the history of “Music in the Appalachians,” by Nowhere Valley, during its meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Tipton Haynes State Historical Site, 2620 S. Roan St. Johnson City, Tn 37601

Nowhere Valley is comprised of Sam and Ginger Dalton, from the Happy Valley community, and Jennifer Gillenwater, from the Poga community. They play mainly gospel, bluegrass and original mountain ballads, written by Sam Dalton and Gillenwater. Sam also plays lead guitar and sings lead and harmony, while wife Ginger plays autoharp and mountain dulcimer and also sings lead and harmony. Gillenwater plays guitar, flute, dulcijo and psaltery, as well as singing lead and harmony.

Nowhere Valley began playing together in 2016 and can be heard regularly at the Dry Hill General Store and Deli in Butler, as well as Simple Blessings Country Store in Elizabethton and the Johnson County Farmers Market and area festivals, such as Long Journey Home and Old Butler Days.

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