Ozark Folk Center Music
The Heart of Folk
Music occupies very special places in the hearts of Ozark Mountain folk. The songs of the south and the folk dance tunes of the region provide a looking glass offering a treasured glimpse of history of American folk music in Arkansas. The fiddle and banjo were favorite sources of entertainment for pioneer settlers, and these two popular American folk instruments still sing out among the sounds one hears today when visiting the beautiful Ozarks. Guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, autoharps and other acoustic instruments join to create the old-time music that is still enjoyed to this very day in scenic Mountain View, the heart of the Ozark folk music scene.