Further Reading on Ashe and Watauga Counties
By Zoe van Buren
Arthur, John Preston. A History of Watauga County, North Carolina. With Sketches of
Prominent Families. Richmond: Everett Waddey Co., 1915.
Barret, Elizabeth (Director). 1974. Fixin’ to Tell about Jack (Film). Whitesville, Ky.:
Burton, Thomas G. Some Ballad Folks. Johnson City, Tenn.: ETSU Research
Development Committee, 1978.
Cooper, Leland R. and Mary Lee Cooper. The People of the New River: Oral Histories
from the Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga Counties of North Carolina. Jefferson,
N.C.: McFarland, 2001.
Fussell, Fred. Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina: A Guide to Music Sites, Artists,
and Traditions of the Mountains and Foothills. Chapel Hil, N.C.: University of
North Carolina Press, 2013.
Hardy, Michael C. Watauga County North Carolina in the Civil War. Charleston, S.C.:
The History Press, 2013.
Harmon, Terry L. Watauga County Revisited. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing,
Hicks, Orville. Jack Tales and Mountain Yarns: As Told By Orville Hicks, edited by Julia
Taylor Ebel, afterword by Thomas McGowan. Boone, N.C.: Parkway Publishers,
Houck, John, Clarice Weaver, and Carol Williams. Ashe County. Charleston, S.C.:
Arcadia Publishing, 2000.
Koon, William Henry. Folk Songs of Watauga. MA Thesis, Athens: University of
McDermitt, Barbara Rice Damron. A Comparison of a Scottish and American Storyteller
and their Marchen Repertoires. PhD diss., Edinburgh, Scotland: University of
Patton, Sandy (collector). The Traditional Music of Beech Mountain, North Carolina,
volume 1: "The Older Ballads and Sacred Songs." Huntington, Vt.: Folk-Legacy
_________. 1964. The Traditional Music of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, volume
1: "The Later Songs and Hymns." Huntington, Vt.: Folk-Legacy Records, 1964.
Pepper, Susan G. “A Whistling Girl and a Crowing Hen Always Come to Some Bad
End”: The Singing Traditions of Three Western North Carolina Women: Hazel
Rhymer, Pearl Hicks and Zora Walker. Thesis, Boone, N.C.: Appalachian State
Proffitt, Frank, Jr. "Jack, My Father and Uncle Ray" and "Jack and the Old Rich Man." In
Jack in Two Worlds: Contemporary North American Tales and Their Tellers, ed.
William Bernard McCarthy, pp. 27-55. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North
Carolina Press, 1994.
Warner, Anne. Traditional American Folksongs from the Anne and Frank Warner
Collection. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1984.