New Release: Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line

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New Book and CD Set Sheds Light on the Music and Legacy of Ola Belle Reed

Dust-to-Digital is excited to present the first in-depth look at the life of Ola Belle Reed, a groundbreaking artist who ranks highly among the all-time greatest performers of authentic, old-time music. 

“What do you do when different musical forms come into a kind of fusion of what today is called old-time music, and country music, and the folk song revival? I think that story is in Ola Belle.”Henry Glassie, co-author of Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line

This deluxe edition highlights Ola Belle’s deep repertoire – folk ballads, minstrel songs, country standards, and originals – and traces the impact her music made and is still making today. Included are in-depth essays and liner notes by noted folklorists Henry Glassie and Cliff Murphy, as well as incredible sounding audio transferred by Doug Peach and remastered by Osiris Studio.

Read about the project in Jane Bellmyer’s article, “Saving Our Songbird” in Elkton, Maryland’s newspaper, The Cecil Whig.

Stream selected tracks on SoundCloud.

Order a copy and add this new title to your collection.

Today is the last day to purchase this set with Folksongs of Another America for a discounted price. If you’ve been waiting to order these two, now is your last chance to take advantage of the pre-order special.