NORRIS, TN – Feb. 12, 2019 – Celebrate the legacy of the legendary Cas Walker with a special program of live music, rare video clips and an exhibit 4-6 p.m. March 2 at the Museum of Appalachia.
The show, spearheaded by archivist Bradley Reeves, will include a special screening of surviving video clips from Walker’s Farm and Home Show, including classic commercials, vintage music performances, and hilarious bloopers and outtakes.
Orton Caswell Walker (1902-1998) wore many hats, including grocery store magnate, politician and bluegrass and country music promoter. Walker understood the value of using country music to sell groceries, buying up air time on local radio, and later making the switch to television. Walker’s popular programs could be seen and heard over the local airwaves from 1929 until the early 1980s.
Tickets are $10 and include admission to the Museum of Appalachia’s Hall of Fame, featuring the Cas Walker Exhibit with artifacts from his early career. The exhibit preview begins at 3 p.m.
David West and the Ciderville Band will be on-hand to pick a few tunes. West will reminisce about his days playing for Cas Walker on the long-running WBIR-TV Farm and Home Television program.
Joshua Stephens Hodge, author of the upcoming book “Cas Walker Stories: Life and Legend,” will speak on his experience documenting Walker’s life story.
Old-time music revivalist Drew Fisher will perform tunes by the legendary Tennessee Ramblers, a family string band from Clinton, Tennessee.
For more information and advanced tickets, visit www.museumofappalachia.org.
For more information, call 865-494-7680 or visit www.museumofappalachia.org.
About the Museum of Appalachia
The Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is an internationally acclaimed living history farm/village--home to a unique collection of early pioneer artifacts from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A non-profit organization, the Museum’s mission is to preserve Appalachian artifacts and to cultivate a greater knowledge of, and appreciation for, our Southern Appalachian heritage. The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75, at Exit 122.
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