The Music of Coal - Winner of a 2011 Regional Emmy Award

Coal mining has heavily influenced life and music in southwestern Virginia.  The Lonesome Pine Office on Youth, located in Big Stone Gap, has released a 2 CD set and book addressing various aspects of coal mining and culture. This collaborative effort involved many people in Wise County as well as across the country.  Included are 48 songs spanning nearly a century.

Special thanks to the Harry Meador Coal Museum in Big Stone Gap for letting us use their facilities to record this story.

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On The Crooked Road: The Music of Coal is sponsored in part by

Heartwood King College Virginia Highlands Comunity College