619 Sylamor Avenue, Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560, United States
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The History of Mountain View Folk Music
The preservation of Arkansas rural folk music and craft traditions in Mountain View stems from the efforts of a local highschool teacher who derived some fame in the 1940-60 period under the stage name of Jimmy Driftwood. He had the support of a group of locals (one a Grandpa Jones) who formed a team called the Rackensack Society whom he did minitours with. The Society was joined by enthusiasts and contributors and continues to have pickin-meetings today in various places and oversees aspects of the Festivals and Workshops that continue. Ultimately his efforts resulted in the Federal funding of the Ozark Folk Center in 1973. It is just out of town and is a State Park with a fine restaurant (The Skillet) and good accomodations (Dry Creek Lodge). The organization nurtures such things in its activites as the hammered dulcimer and "Old Time Fiddler" Contests. There are venues in various places around the weekend with professional performances but this is no Branson. During the day (when open) there are demonstration (and of course sales) of folk crafts. In a modest way these are also preserved and the tourism provides a source of income for thr community. Our adult children's performances ( a second son is also singing in with the group).
Mountain View, Arkansas
I spent a summer interning in Mountain View, Arkansas which was a complete culture shock for me. It's interesting to be able to stay in the same country and see such dramatic differences. I really enjoyed my time here and thought it was a beautiful, friendly, unique place!
susie margaret and mountain view, arkansas, USA
hi, thanks for visiting!
mountain view is one of the most wonderful places in arkansas, especially if you play an acoustic (non-electric) instrument
or if you like old-timey music. you can get lots of info from the chamber of commerce on the downtown square, 870/269-8068.
one thing to remember, tho -- stone county is a "dry" county, so you cannot buy any beer/wine/liquor in mountain view.
you may also want to check my general arkansas page for info that applies statewide.
i am a 59-year-old single white woman, so all of my comments are from that perspective. it is OK to e-mail me at VT or
if you find any inaccuracies in this page, please let me know. thanks!
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