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Mary Jane Queen in The Queen Family

The Queen Family: Appalachian Tradition and Back Porch Music

2006 NR

The Queen family -- a true artistic treasure of Southern Appalachian culture -- boasts a rich musical heritage that spans generations. This toe-tapping documentary listens in on the folk family at home. Singing from their own back porch in western North Carolina, the Queens embody an impressive aural tradition that finds its ancestors in England, Scotland and Ireland and its descendents in gospel, bluegrass and country music.