Appalachian Folksinger Talks Parenthood, Pandemic And Livestreaming Lullabies

If you’ve listened to Inside Appalachia, there’s a good chance you’ve heard LaPrelle’s music before, as one half of Anna & Elizabeth. That would be LaPrelle, who grew up in Rural Retreat, Virginia, and Anna Roberts Gevalt, who is now based in Brooklyn. Inside Appalachia co-host Mason Adams spoke with LaPrelle to learn more, beginning with LaPrelle’s roots as a ballad singer who took up the tradition of regional legends like Texas Gladden.

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How Children’s Book Writer Cynthia Rylant Found Her Calling in Southern West Virginia

Cynthia Rylant has written more than 100 books, ranging from picture books and easy readers to chapter books and novels. Some of Rylant's books, including her 1982 debut, "When I Was Young in the Mountains," were based on her life growing up in Southern West Virginia.

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