Listen to Ray Hicks telling his beloved Jack Tales and stories of his joys and struggles growing up on Beech Mountain. You might notice Ray has a unique way with language.  Some folks need to attune their ears to catch his ancient Elizabethan dialect.  It is well worth the journey.

The “Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina” podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. Hosted by Laura Boosinger and produced by Corrie Askew and Joe Kendrick of WNCW-FM, the podcast is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council, and WNCW-FM. Listen to the Podcast featuring Ray Hicks here:

Storytelling on the Blue Ridge Music Trails Hosted by Laura Boosinger 

Listen to others tell about Ray:

Enjoy Connie Regan-Blake’s telling of Ray’s Amazing Grace.

Listen to Bill Harley’s Tribute to Ray Hicks on National Public Radio.

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