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Nest of Singing Birds: Ballads with Sheila Kay Adams, Melanie Rice Penland & Donna Rae Norton

June 27, 2021 at 11:50 am

Donna Ray Norton
Donna Ray Norton
Melanie Rice Penland
Melanie Rice Penland

A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and claw-hammer banjo player, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, North Carolina, where she learned to sing from her great aunt and other notable singers. Her devotion to preserving and perpetuating her heritage is both audible and palpable. She’ll be joined by her daughter Melanie Rice Penland and her cousin Donna Ray Norton as they carry on her devotion.



June 27, 2021
11:50 am
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