Jack Guy Folk Music Recordings
The Jack Guy Papers contains audio, photographic, and three dimensional materials generated by folk artist and musician Jack Guy of Avery County, North Carolina. In the 1960s and 1970s, Guy was part of a Beech Mountain movement, which included Gaither Carlton, Mack Presnell, Tab Ward, Arnold Watson, Willard Watson, and Ora Payne Watson, to spread Appalachian culture. This online collection contains the recordings, which Jack Guy personally collected of northwestern North Carolina performers. There are interviews and stories in the collection but most of the recordings are of regional folkmusic.
The images and audio files contained in the Jack Guy collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Jack Guy Collection, Audio Series, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.