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Ozark Mountains Spotlight: Folk Music Today and Yesterday

Updated: Apr 24

Folk Music and Folklore Today and Yesterday

I'm Al Timberlane. As a producer of Mountain View Live ( live on Saturdays and Folk Music Rewind on Mondays 3 5 P.M. TO 6 P.M. here in the Folk Music Caplital Mountain View, Arkansas, I hope you enjoy our great shows and the fantastic lineup of artists on

KWMV 88.5 and, as well as all the venues and jam sessions around Mountain View. Folk Music is the music of the people 🎶 Keep spreading the love for folk music, and we look forward to continuing to bring you more excellent content!

 Here are today's folk musicians and a few of our root folk musicians from yesterday.

2024 singer-songwriter Carolina Mendoza:  Her latest single, a calibration with Ten Penny Gypsy's "Word of the Water, is a hit here in the Ozarks. Known as "The Voice of the Ozarks" affectionately, The Song Bird Carolina's soulful melodies resonate through the hills and valleys. Her lyrics capture the essence of the land, weaving tales of love, loss, and resilience. 🌄

Jimmy Driftwood: A true folk legend,  Jimmy's songs echo the spirit of the 1940s and 50s. His timeless ballads, like "The Battle of New Orleans," transport listeners to pivotal historical moments. 🎵

Samuel Younger: With a weathered fiddle and a heart full of stories, Samuel Younger embodies the raw authenticity of folk music and the Folklore of Mountain View and could play a dance fiddle tune like no other. You could see him in and around Mountain View or at the local pool hall, and he always had a story or historical fact to share about these hills of Mountain View, Arkansas. Combining these artists carries the weight of generations, connecting us to our roots. 🌿

These artists enrich our lives with their melodies, and we're honored to have them as part of the Ozark Mountains Spotlight. Keep the folk tradition alive! 🎶 Tune into KWMV 88.5 or Keep the music and your Inspirational bluegrass and folk tunes ready for the next jam. Tune into Mountain View Live on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Al Timberlane show.

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