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The Origin Of Face Jugs And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, face pottery turns up in art galleries and souvenir shops, but the style has a surprising origin. On this week’s Inside Appalachia, Folkways Reporter Zack Harold traced the story of Face Jugs, from a basement pottery studio in Shinston, West Virginia to Africa.

Also, in this show, episode 1,012 Mountain Stage will be heard on nearly 300 NPR stations nationwide. Our guest-host Larry Groce steps in for this week’s show, with alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks – who also has our Song of the Week. We listen to Fulks performance of “Fare Thee Well, Carolina Gals,” which originally appeared on his 2016 album Upland Stories.

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