Log Cabin Cooking & Music Workshops & Classes
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The husband and wife team of Wayne Erbsen and Barbara Swell work together on Log Cabin Cooking & Music. Sharing a passion for Southern Appalachian cooking, music and folklore, Wayne and Barbara offer workshops, classes, books, recordings and live performances.
Barbara Swell has authored eight books of historic cooking. Her Log Cabin Cooking Classes offer instruction on a wide variety of traditional cooking skills, including pie making, hearth cooking, cookie cookery, jams jellies and butters, holiday breads, and Appalachian wood cookstove cooking.
As a musician, Wayne Erbsen performs in or near his home base of Asheville, North Carolina on clawhammer and bluegrass banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar. He frequently does programs of old-time Appalachian music as well as music of the Civil War, railroad songs and bluegrass music. As a teacher, Wayne's Log Cabin Music Classes offer instruction in bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, old-time and bluegrass fiddle, mandolin, guitar.
Together, Wayne Erbsen and Barbara Swell own and operate Native Ground Books & Music which produces books and recordings of historic Appalachian cooking, Appalachian songs, Civil War ballads, cowboy music, railroad music, gospel music, bluegrass music and old-time country music. Native Ground also offers instruction books and songbooks for clawhammer banjo and bluegrass banjo, old-time fiddle, bluegrass and old-time mandolin and guitar.