Another Floyd connection

Nice piece about Barry Poss, founder of Sugar Hill Records, in The Independent Weekly that serves Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina. As writer Gayson Currin notes:
Barry Poss is an unlikely curator of Americana. Poss was born in Brantford, Ontario, a small Canadian city where his exposure to roots music was, at best, limited.

Nice piece about Barry Poss, founder of Sugar Hill Records, in The Independent Weekly that serves Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

As writer Gayson Currin notes:

Barry Poss is an unlikely curator of Americana. Poss was born in Brantford, Ontario, a small Canadian city where his exposure to roots music was, at best, limited.

He headed south to attend Duke University in 1968, a James B. Duke Graduate Fellow studying sociology. A decade later, his master’s degree was finished, he had a chapter left in his dissertation, and he was eligible for a lofty faculty position. Poss passed, though, responding instead to an advertisement from County Records, a small, traditional music label in Floyd, Va. He became their graphic designer and, before long, asked permission to start his own County-associated imprint, Sugar Hill Records.

These days, he’s back in Durham, living in Duke Forest, retired from day-to-day label functions but active and enthusiastic — the proud father of a label that has spawned international success with newcomers Nickel Creek, archival glory with Jerry Garcia’s Old & In the Way and stability for people like Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Dolly Parton and Sam Bush.

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