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Susan Pepper
Susan teaches ballad workshops at regional and national venues including Youth Traditional Song Weekend, Southeastern Regional Folk Alliance, the Greater Washington Folk and Dance Society and the Virtual Banjo and Fiddle Frolic. She has performed ballads at the Library of Congress and is included in the Traditional Artists Directory of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Pepper worked extensively with the Junior Appalachian Musicians Program in Western North Carolina and has vast experience teaching folk song, guitar and mountain dulcimer to children of all ages. Pepper has released 3 albums, The Prettiest Bird (2020), Hollerin’ Girl (2015) and her field recordings On the Threshold of a Dream (2009). She is also the co-producer of the Appalachian music film, The Mountain Minor. Susan learned directly from elder singers and musicians in western NC while pursuing her master's degree in Appalachian Studies.

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