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Appalachian Experience: A Brief History of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"

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In this online talk, Leila Weinstein will discuss the song "Can the Circle Be Unbroken?" and its joruney through white and black cultures.

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Its refrain is inscribed on the Country Music Hall of Fame’s rotunda, it is the title of the 1972 landmark album by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and it has been recorded by a vast array of artists, including Gregg Allman, the Staple Singers, George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Roy Acuff. Since the Carter Family’s 1935 recording of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” (under the title “Can the Circle…”), the song has enjoyed immense popularity as an (if not the) anthem of country music. But where did the song originate? In this talk, we will look beyond the conventional wisdom that it was a product of AP Carter’s editing of an early 20th century hymn, and explore the song’s journey through white and black song traditions.

About the Presenter: Leila Weinstein is the program coordinator of the Appalachian Studies Program and the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill University, where she also directs the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival. She has a master’s degree in Appalachian Studies with a concentration in culture and music.


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Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center has served the western North Carolina community since 1989 as Buncombe County’s primary museum of general, local history.

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