• 2nd Annual Show for Joe next month

    It’s been close to two years since Joe Wilson passed, but his memory is still strong in the world of traditional music, particularly throughout southwest Virginia. Wilson worked tirelessly to promote and preserve the music of southern Appalachia, helping establish

  • A Show for Joe in September

    Joe Wilson, who died in 2015, was an unsung hero in the world of traditional music. His work was almost always behind the scenes rather than on stage, but his passion for the music and culture of the Appalachian region

  • Joe Wilson passes

    Joe Wilson, who served as the Executive Director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts from 1976 until he retired in 2004, passed away on Sunday (May 17). He was 76 years of age. He had been in ill health