Appalachian Vinyl Archive Project

AVAP – 004 Appalachian Vinyl Archive Project –

Artist: Avonelle and the Royal Heirs

Album: I’m Gonna Rest Beside the River

Genre: Southern Gospel

Release Date: Not Listed

Our goal with this ongoing project is to Archive and protect the rich musical history in and around the Appalachian Region. During the 50’s through the 80’s hundreds of local and regional artists wrote, recorded and performed all through our region. Unfortunately back then their wasn’t an easy way to preserve the music coming out of our area.Thousands of regionally recorded Vinyl releases have been lost to time along with all those family and friend style bands. The AVAP hopes to archive and share as many local projects as possible. This type of venture not only shines a light on the bands but will showcase all the studios, engineers, session musicians etc that helped make all these records possible. =-=