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.
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.
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