The rich musical heritage of the Ozarks is obvious.
It is important, however, to look deeper, celebrating and understanding what defines Ozark music, how it came to be, and what it will become.
It is also important to know that Ozark music is not purely acoustic. The early television show, The Ozark Jubilee (based in Springfield, Missouri), was a pioneer in popularizing what would become commercial country music.
And many do not realize that Ben Moody and Amy Lee (of Evanescence) developed their skills and style in the southern Ozarks region near Little Rock.
Thus, State of the Ozarks is dedicated to celebrating the Ozarks’ music heritage, past, present and future.