Stanley Hicks

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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.[1][2][3][4]

Hicks has been recognized as a "National Historic Artist" by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, US National Park Service.[5]

In the early 1980s Stanley Hicks was filmed by UNC-TV for the "Music From The Hills" Episode of the "Folkways" series.[6] The original camera tapes from these interviews have been digitized and are being preserved by UNC-TV.