Washboards And William Matheny Has Our Song Of The Week On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, the washboard is a traditional tool for doing laundry. It’s also a rhythm instrument. At one place in Appalachia, it is seeing a revival. Folkways Reporter Capri Cafaro brought us this story.

Also, in this show, West Virginia’s own indie-rocker, William Matheny, who has our Mountain Stage Song of the Week. Matheny performs “Bird of Youth,” from his upcoming album that will be released later this year.

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