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Pierce Edens

A special thank you to Pierce Edens for the use of his recording of Wayfaring Stranger.  As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical stylings of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains where he spent his childhood.   The area continues to be rich with history and stories handed down from one generation to the next.  This history takes the form of old-time, folk and bluegrass music as well as the spoken words of storytellers.  Since the Edens family didn’t have a stereo or TV until Pierce was fourteen, their main form of entertainment was going out and listening to live performances of the songs and stories from the mountain towns nearby.  This allowed him to get personally acquainted with local performers and preservationists of all kinds.   When his family finally got a stereo one Christmas, Pierce brought it home and began soaking up every kind of music he could get his hands on from The Misfits to Patsy Cline.

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