Joe Dobbs Played Appalachian Folk Music Around the World

Joe Dobbs

Noted musician and radio host Joe Dobbs has died.

Dobbs hosted his show Music From the Mountains for 25 years on this public radio network.

Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Dobbs moved to West Virginia in 1967 and was active in the state’s folk music scene for 30 years as a fiddler, recording artist, instructor and lecturer. He traveled the world performing traditional Appalachian folk music.  He owned the Fret and Fiddle music store in St. Albans.

Joe Dobbs died Monday evening.  He was 81.