Bristol, Tennessee · Virginia
— Historic Downtown Bristol —Bristol has long been known as a hub for traditional mountain music. In the summer of 1927, Ralph Peer, a record producer from Victor Talking Machine Company, traveled to Bristol and set up a portable recording studio four blocks east of this location. During his twelve days in Bristol, Mr. Peer recorded seventy-six songs by nineteen different acts capturing a wide cross section of traditional Appalachian music, including old time dance tunes, ballads, gospel songs, blues, and others. These sessions also produced the first recordings of the Carter Family from nearby Maces Spring, Virginia - "the First Family of Country Music" - and Jimmie Rodgers - "the Father of Country Music."
|Placed By||Tennessee Arts Commission an the National Endowment of the Arts|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 393828 N 4050601|
|Decimal Degrees||36.59500000, -82.18696667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 35.7', W 82° 11.218'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 35' 42.00" N, 82° 11' 13.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 810-814 State St, Bristol VA 37620, US|
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