Appalachian Mural Trail

Shindig on the Green Mural
"Golden Threads"
Asheville, NC

BlueRidge MilePost: 384
Latitude:35.5951, Longitude:-82.5496

Muralist: Doreyl Ammons Cain
Member/Sponsor: Pack's Tavern

Shindig Music Concert Story

    Muralist, Doreyl Ammons Cain, interviewed Appalachian musicians throughout the Asheville, NC area and beyond, to find how their stories and music interconnected. She found that the majority of established musicians main goal was to pass on to the next generation of players what they had learned. So the idea for this musical mural flowed from there, titled "Golden Threads" the artwork starts with history, current musicians, then young talent, which all flows into Shindig on the Green, a gathering of musicians playing for thousands of people in Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC.

#1 Mural Panel(Partially shown) - "About Sundown" Pictured- 1) Top left- The Smathers Family 2) Top middle- Betty Smith 3) Top right-Glen Bannerman and the Stony Creek Boys 4) Bottom left- Bascom Lamar Lunsford 5) Bottom right- Folk Heritage Committee Smooth Dancers 6) Bottom center- a young Bryan Sutton.

#2 Mural Panel(Mostly shown) - "Future Stars" Pictured- 1) Top left- Grace Morris and Brady Powell 2) Top middle- Carley Arrowood 3) Top right-Lillian Chase 4) Bottom left- Jonah and Grayson Riddle 5) Bottom right- Rhiannon Ramsey

#3 Mural Panel(Go See the mural for this one) - "Shindig on the Green" The Audience: People from all over the world come, families & couples bringing their lawn chairs and blankets to picnic & enjoy the music. The stage- beginning left- 1)Two young dancers from Jeff Atkinsí Cole Mountain Cloggers, Harold "Slim" Garrison, David Holt, Richard Hurley, Uncle Ted White, Jeanette Queen, Kim Ross & the JCreek Cloggers including the Ross Brothers.

Traditional mountain musicians take the stage annually, July through the end of August, at the free event, Shindig on the Green in Pack Square Park, Asheville North Carolina. Volunteers from the Folk Heritage Committee organize this wonderful cultural heritage event. There is a need for Shindig on the Green to be officially recognized year round and for visitors to our Blue Ridge Mountains to see its musical heritage honored, preserved and stimulate more visitors. Popular as free family entertainment, thousands of fans come and enjoy picnicking on the grass, dancing in designated areas in front of the stage, watching musicians gather and jam around the back side of the stage while selected performers play main stage. This is a perfect venue for interpretive public art, so that people can appreciate, find out more about this valuable musical heritage and tell all their friends. Here is the Artist s rough draft:

The "Golden Threads" Shindig on the Green mural is the first historical mountain music mural in Western North Carolina. There are mountain music murals in Johnson City, Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee; Marion, Virginia; and Maryville, Tennessee. The one in Maryville depicts the Grand Ole Opry and the others depict various aspects of mountain music heritage.

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