This episode was recorded at the Appalachian String Band Festival in August 2016 and released on October 12, 2016. In July 2017 Pappas pled guilty to charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. In November 2017 he was sentenced to serve six years in federal prison.
The rest of the show notes are the complete original post from October 12, 2016. His album Lost in the Lowlands has been removed from June Appal Recordings; the link no longer works.
Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends. This week’s friend was named Kentucky Master Fiddle Player by The National Endowment of the Arts, and I’m real proud to have him on the show. His name is Nikos Pappas, and he’s got trills for days. Also, he’s got his PhD in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, so by the end of this episode, you’ll know what a “negative tropism” is and how to use it in your day to day life. But, academic as he is, Nikos has a very earnest love for this music and its history; you can hear it in his playing and his stories. You’re really going to like this one.
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