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Ivan M. Tribe (Author)
Born:  May 1, 1940
Died:  April 4, 2023
WOUB Athens, OH

About The Author

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, Dr. Ivan M. Tribe, scholar of Appalachian culture, especially traditional country and bluegrass music, was presented with the B.B. Maurer West Virginia Folklife Scholar Award at The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University.

Mr. Tribe, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Rio Grande, spent 31 years researching the culture of Appalachia. He was raised in Albany, Ohio, and attended Ohio University and the University of Toledo, where he received his Ph.D. in 1976. He spent 31 years teaching history at Rio Grande while researching the culture of Appalachia, particularly traditional country and bluegrass music.

He has written more than 200 articles for such journals as The Journal of Appalachian Studies, Mid-America Folklore, Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life and Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin.

Ivan Tribe - Author of Mountaineer Jamboree - Publicity Photo
Ivan Tribe - Rio Grande Professor Emeritus

Tribe has authored more than 40 book and record reviews appearing in such publications as The Journal of American Folklore and The Journal of Country Music, and he has written liner notes for more than 80 record albums.

Ivan M. Tribe has been a friend to this web site. A few years ago he offered to write some articles for our site but the email did not work correctly. In mid-2020, we finally connected and Ivan with the help of his wife, Deanna, said he would contribute articles for our site. Needless to say we are humbled by his contributions. He has submitted numerous biographies and allowed us to embellish them a bit based on what is in the collection we have and from other research. Below is a list of the articles he has contributed for you to peruse. Click on the name to read the article/biography.

Articles Submitted to Hillbilly-Music.com by the author
No. Artist or Group Name
1. Lee Moore
2. Cowboy Loye
3. Esco Hankins
4. Natchee The Indian
5. Claude Boone
6. Dusty Shaver
7. Curley Lambert
8. Red Rector
9. Clarence (Tater) Tate
10. Cherokee Sue
11. Mayse Brothers (Budge and Fudge)
12. Mel and Stan, The Kentucky Twins
13. Jackie Osborne
14. Marion Martin
15. Smokey Pleacher
16. Zag Pennell
17. Happy Johnny
18. David Miller (The Blind Soldier)
19. Paul Buskirk
20. Toby Stroud
21. Bill Cox
22. Frank Dudgeon
23. Roy Scott and the Country Harmony Boys
24. Smilie Sutter (aka Crazy Elmer)
25. Bonnie Baldwin
26. Millie Wayne
27. Cindy Coy
28. Honey and Sonny, The Davis Twins
29. George (Sleepy) Jeffers
30. Hiram Hayseed (William (Shorty) Godwin)
31. Kathy Dee
32. Mac Odell
33. Hank Stanford (Hank The Cowhand)
34. Ray Anderson
35. Monty Blake
36. Red Belcher
37. Jimmy Walker
38. Richard Harold
39. Fred Pendleton
40. Frank Hutchison
41. Roy Harvey
42. Blind Alfred Reed
43. John B. Evans
44. Kessinger Brothers (Clark and Luches)
45. LaWanda Lindsey
46. Roy Hall
47. J. D. Jarvis
48. Shorty Fincher
49. Darnell Miller
50. Slim Carter and Brown Eyes
51. Froggie Cortez
52. Rawhide (Hamilton Fincher)
53. Karen Wheeler
54. Karen McKenzie
55. Onie Wheeler
56. Peeper, Poochie and Punkin (The Williams Sisters aka Chickie's Chicks)
57. Cap, Andy and Flip
58. Charlie Moore
59. Ray Lunsford
60. Tommy Faile
61. Don (The Carolina Boy) White
62. Shannon Grayson
63. Bashful Harmonica Joe (Joe Troyan)
64. Arthur (Rusty) Gabbard
65. Claude Casey
66. George (Speedy) Krise
67. Pie Plant Pete (Claude Moye)
68. Bob Baker
69. Radio Dot and Smokey
70. Monte Hale
71. Hylo Brown
72. Ted and Wanda
73. Lazy Jim Day
74. Asa Martin
75. Old Joe Clark
76. Eddie Dean
77. Buell Kazee
78. Trace Family Trio
79. James Carson (aka James Roberts)
80. Kentucky Slim (aka Charles Elza)
81. Rusty York
82. Pappy Gube Beaver
83. Pete Stamper
84. Fred E. Smith
85. Cope Brothers
86. Anglin Brothers (aka Anglin Twins aka Anglin Twins and Red)
87. Raymond Fairchild
88. Bill Duncan and the Harmony Mountain Boys
89. Cy Williams
90. Rex and Eleanor Parker
91. Bonnie Lou
92. Jimmie Logsdon
93. Kelly Harrell
94. Jess Young
95. Mary Lou Turner
96. Lonnie Glosson
97. Harry (Haywire Mac) McClintock
98. Big Slim, The Lone Cowboy
99. T. Texas Tyler
100. Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
101. Fred Kirby
102. The Carolina Playboys
103. Whitey and Hogan
104. Sunflower (Mary Calvas)
105. Fiddlin' Hank (Garnet E. Warren)
106. Slim Lehart (The Wheeling Cat)
107. Tex Logan
108. Fisher Hendley
109. George Reneau (The Blind Musician of the Smoky Mountains)
110. Ernest Thompson
111. Connie Sides
112. Cal Davenport
113. Clay Everhart and the North Carolina Tar Heels
114. Leonard Copeland
115. Moatsville String Ticklers
116. Earl Shirkey
117. Weaver Brothers
118. Marc Williams (The Cowboy Crooner)
119. Braxton Schuffert
120. Ken Houchins (The Yodeling Drifter)
121. Buddy M. Griffin
122. Mary Ann Estes
123. Flavil (Flannels) Miller
124. Rosa Lee Carson (aka Moonshine Kate)
125. Jess Willard
126. Junior Norman
127. Roy Hogsed
128. Herman Yarbrough (aka Roscoe Swerps)
129. Roane County Ramblers
130. Lennie Aleshire
131. Delbert Barker
132. Milton Estes
133. Terry Fell
134. Linda Parker
135. Roba Stanley
136. Buzz Busby
137. Bill Harrell
138. Chester (Butch) Lester
139. Pete Pike
140. Barbara Pittman
141. Buck Ryan
142. Peg Moreland
143. Chubby Parker
144. Kenny Sidle
145. Art Gibson
146. Byrd Moore and His Hot Shots
147. Carl Sauceman and his Green Valley Boys
148. Jimmie Rodgers Snow
149. Ernest V. Stoneman
150. Joe Stuart
151. Cecil Surratt
152. Uncle Eck Dunford
153. Alfred G. Karnes
154. Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Quartet
155. B. F. Shelton
156. Garland Brothers and Grinstead
157. McVay and Johnson
158. The Palmer Sisters
159. The Spindale Quartet
160. Betty Amos
161. Barbi Benton
162. Joann Davis
163. Gunilla Hutton
164. Chris Noel
165. Misty Rowe
166. Holly Garrett
167. Ridgel's Fountain Citians
168. Southern Moonlight Entertainers
169. Vandergrift Brothers
170. Haskell Wolfenbarger
171. Roni Stoneman
172. Stonemam Family
173. Dock Boggs
174. Noah Crase
175. Chubby Howard
176. Melissa Monroe
177. Ira & Eugene Yates
178. Emry Arthur
179. Bob Dunn
180. Happy Go-Lucky Boys
181. Goldie Hill
182. James Monroe
183. Paul (Moon) Mullins
184. Steve Ledford
185. Joe (Cannonball) Lewis
186. Dave McCarn
187. Birch Monroe
188. Clyde Moody
189. Lulu Roman
190. Shenandoah Valley Trio
191. Jim Greer and the Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks
192. Aunt Molly Jackson
193. Jack (The Strolling Yodeler) Jackson
194. Morris Brothers (Wiley and Zeke)
195. Harold Morrison
196. Jimmy Murphy
197. Jim Nesbitt
198. Mac Martin and the Dixie Travelers
199. Chubby Wise
200. Billy Baker
201. Kenny Baker
202. Callahan Brothers
203. Curly Ray Cline
204. Dixon Brothers
205. Bill Napier
206. Goins Brothers
207. Shot Jackson
208. Benny Martin
209. Don Stover
210. Jimmie Tarlton
211. George Wade and Francum Braswell
212. Cas Walker
213. Paul Warren
214. Barrier Brothers
215. Big Jeff and His Radio Playboys
216. Red Ellis and his Huron Valley Boys
217. Sally Ann Forrester
218. Doc Hopkins
219. The Lilly Brothers
220. Tom Darby and Jimmy Tarlton
221. Tibby Edwards
222. Ernest Ferguson
223. Howard (Big Howdy) Forrester
224. Curtis Gordon
225. Carl Tipton
226. Lowell (Bingo) Blanchard
227. Billy Byrd
228. Lee Emerson
229. John McGhee
230. George Riddle
231. Lonnie (Pap) Wilson
232. Frank Welling
233. Frank Welling and John McGhee
234. Jimmie Riddle
235. Bun Wilson
236. Joe Forrester
237. Norma Jean
238. Wanda Jackson
239. George McCormick
240. Phipps Family
241. Buddy Starcher
242. Goober Buchanan
243. Billy Folger
244. Molly O'Day
245. Carl Story
246. Bailes Brothers
247. Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
248. J. E. Mainer and Mountaineers
249. Melba Montgomery
250. Rod Morris
251. Da Costa Woltz and his Southern Broadcasters


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Mountaineer Jamboree
Country Music in West Virginia
By Ivan Tribe
University Press of Kentucky
243 Pages
ISBN:  0-8131-0878-0

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Stonemans: An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives
By Ivan M. Tribe
University of Illinois Press
352 Pages
ISBN:  0-25206-308-2

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The Jamboree In Wheeling
By Ivan Tribe and Jacob L. Bapst
Aracadia Publishing
128 Pages
ISBN:  978-1-4671-0568-2

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Country: A Regional Exploration
By Ivan M. Tribe
Greenwood Press
283 Pages
ISBN:  9780313330261

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West Virginia's Traditional Country Music
By Ivan M. Tribe
Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
130 Pages
ISBN:  978-1531674311

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Folk Music In Overdrive: A Primer on Traditional Country and Bluegrass Artists
By Ivan Tribe
University of Tennessee Press
392 Pages
ISBN:  978-1621903970

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