Rare and Precious: Ballads and Songs of the Ozarks

A performance by Kyla Cross, traditional Ozark balladeer. Kyla will present in concert eleven Ozark songs, ballads, and play-parties, all of which are rare remnants of the Ozarks pioneer life.“I have learned over 90 traditional ballads and songs from the Ozarks, more than half of which were carried in oral tradition from the British Isles by our colonial ancestors,” says Cross. “It is important to me that this tradition should not be lost, but continue as a living part of Ozark life.”