On June 10, 1999, Elkhorn City native and former councilman Nick Marinaro took part in a presentation on the Italian-American influence on Appalachian culture as part of the annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY. As usual, Nick was an outstanding ambassador for Elkhorn City and the region.
The program was recorded and we are blessed with some outstanding oral history, thanks to the Appalshop and WMMT, Mountain Community Radio for use of their archives.
Part I is almost 9 minutes long, Part II just under 4. Don't leave this page without listening to Nick's rendition of "True Blue Bill." Just click on the links below to listen to his tales.