Inside Appalachia: Washboard Company Produces Instruments Aimed To Meet Musicians’ Needs

Capri is proud to be a part of telling West Virginia’s Stories on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and especially to take part in the Inside Appalachia Folkways Reporting Project, in which we find and share stories of Appalachian folklife, arts, and culture. This month Capri had the privilege of learning about the Columbus Washboard Company in Logan, Ohio — the last and only washboard factory in the United States. Listen to the whole story about how this traditionally practical household item is now sought after by traditional and folk musicians.

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