6/24/2021 Mountain Song and Story Episode #103 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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6/24/2021 Mountain Song and Story Episode #103


Episode #103 “Stones”


On today’s episode of Mountain Song and Story, I’ll be talking about the mysterious story of the Grafton Monster, an Appalachian bigfoot-like creature with sightings first seen in the late 1960s near the town of Grafton,  West Virginia. The headless creature is sometimes known to have the likeness and look of a large boulder, so in honor of this story, today’s theme is rocks and stones and I’ll be playing songs and reading more stories relating to stone. From Medusa to Poseidon, folklore is full of stories of folks being petrified and turning into stone, I’ll look into a few of these myths and more on today’s program. 

Today’s Playlist

Steppin’ Stones – Jimmy Martin
Dying Girl’s Farewell – Earnest Stoneman, Kahle Brewer, Walter Mooney
Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone – The Monkees
 Waterloo – Stonewall Jackson
The Sinking Of The Titanic – The Stoneman Family
Ruby – Ronnie Stoneman
House of Stone – Mandolin Orange
Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb
Rock The Cradle Joe – Adam Steffey

Intro and theme music Omie Wise (feat. Kalia Yeagle) by Hasee Ciaccio
Background instrumental music by Brittany Haas, Produced by Darol Anger. All traditional old-time tunes. 2004.

Resources and Additional Materials

Special Thanks to the Grafton Monster Facebook Page
Meet the top five monsters from the West Virginia hills
June 16 marks anniversary of Grafton Monster sightings
Petrification in Mythology