ACMA opens Papa Joe Smiddy exhibit

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Appalachian Cultural Music Association, located on the border between the cities of Bristol in Tennessee and Virginia, has prepared a new exhibit for its Mountain Music Museum to honor a regional music and education celebrity. Papa Joe Smiddy, now 93 years old, is a […]


Debut Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising a success

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Appalachian Cultural Music Association held their first annual Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising April 12-13 in Wytheville, VA. The event was designed to shine a light on the unique mix of old time, Americana, and bluegrass music that is native to the Southern Appalachian region. […]


Echoes of the Blue Ridge and ACMA

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Due in part to the pivotal town of Bristol, northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia have long been known as one of the locations where traditional country music was founded. Bristol, the location of the 1927 recording sessions which put The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, and […]