Stanley Hicks (1911–1989) was a nationally recognized American historic folk artist from Watauga County, North Carolina. Hicks was renowned for his musical instrument building - particularly banjos and dulcimers - his woodwork, work as a musician, dancer and story teller.
Hicks has been recognized as a "National Historic Artist" by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, US National Park Service.
In the early 1980s Stanley Hicks was filmed by UNC-TV for the "Music From The Hills" Episode of the "Folkways" series. The original camera tapes from these interviews have been digitized and are being preserved by UNC-TV.
- Smith, Betty N. Jane Hicks Gentry: A Singer Among Singers, p. 57 (1998)
- THE STORYTELLER AS CRAFTSMAN: STANLEY HICKS TELLING "JACK AND THE BULL." North Carolina Folklore Journal 1989 36(2): 73-120