Joe Wilson traces the roots of traditional American music to Africa, Europe
By April Wright, Reporter
Monday, August 16, 2010 at 6:00 am (Updated: August 16, 6:06 am)
There's no short answer to explain how “hillbillies” invented American music, local music historian Joe Wilson told a crowd at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts during the first of several lectures at the school.
It's “all the pieces of the truth that fit together” — and about an hour of lecture time — that allows him to tell the story of where hillbilly music came from.
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