TRIBE, IVAN (1940- )

Ivan Tribe is a widely published author who has documented the history of many southern Ohio musicians in articles for Bluegrass Unlimited, JEMF Quarterly, Old-Time Music, The Devil’s Box, Pickin’, and Goldenseal, as well as in his contributions to Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country Music and its Performers. Tribe was born in Albany and is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Rio Grande in southeastern Ohio. He has also written a book-length history of country music in West Virginia, a book on the history of the Stoneman family, and Country – A Regional Exploration. In 2016, he has written a book entitled Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Originals to be published by University of Tennessee Press.

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