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A Sweet Kentucky Tradition

I grew up making sorghum each fall on Kingdom Come Creek in Letcher County, at an event called a stir-off. I honestly loved the stir-off time more than Christmas! We kids would get to ride the sled out to the…

What's Your Heartset?

What’s your heartset? On my walk today, I was thinking about how we always talk about the importance of “mindset” to achieving our goals and dreams. But isn’t “heartset” just as important? We need BOTH heart and mind working in…

It's coming.....

I can't reveal too much yet, but I just wanted to share a quick screen shot of our new feminist video Girls Will Be Girls. We shot it in Lexington, KY with filmmaker Jared Richardson, and we're so excited! This…

Clogging and Flatfooting and Buck Dance, oh my!

I teach traditional dance of the Appalachian Mountains, and one of the of the first questions I often get asked in my classes is, “What’s the difference between clogging and flatfooting?” Buck dance is another name that you often hear…

Hoe cakes, bee songs, and play pretties…

Anybody who knows me knows that I practically worshiped my grandmother. She was born in 1898 in a tiny holler outside Oneida, Kentucky, and she was pretty much a walking encyclopedia of How To Do Stuff. I followed her around…

New Role as Artistic Director!

After spending the past nineteen years teaching each and every summer at Cowan Creek Mountain Music School in Letcher County, Kentucky where I'm from, I'm beyond proud to announce that I'm stepping into a new role as artistic director of…