Lynne Edmondson - HTMA President

Lynne Edmondson

HTMA President



Jim England

Vice President - and ...
Public Service Chairman

ph: 256-337-0552



Pat Long




Alex Dieterich - Performance Chair
Alex Dieterich
Performance Chair - 2021


George Williams
Operations Co-Chair



Bob Hicks

Publicity Chair



Jerry LeCroy

Publications / Past HTMA President



Chris Kidd










As a non-profit organization, our purpose and objective is to preserve and perpetuate traditional music, instruments, and styles of rendition. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, what is commonly referred to as folk, traditional, and old-time music. We strive to provide wholesome and informative family entertainment in each and every event we sponsor or participate in.


Since our objective is to preserve and encourage original and traditional styles and forms of music, we emphasize live performance of music (not-recorded or assisted by recordings) using natural, acoustic instruments and unaltered human voices. The only electronic processing utilized for our public performances and meetings is that of microphones and associated audio equipment for the purposes of better audibility in larger areas and/or before larger audiences than would be possible without those aids.


We accomplish our purpose and objectives through the
following activities and provisions:


» Member concerts - performed as the HTMA. Proceeds from some performances or the performances themselves may be for charitable purposes.


» Monthly meetings consisting of short business meetings, fellowship and "jam sessions"


» Quarterly Newsletters


» Various musical events for civic, social and charitable organizations offering opportunities for individual members or groups who desire to perform.



Our History ... Written by Bill�McCampbellBill McCampbell
Read a historical account by a long-time member, the late Bill McCampbell



Danny  Charles

(June 15, 1950 - March 12, 2019)

HTMA member, fellow musician and dear friend


Dan Charles - HTMA member, fiddle player & friend


Below are links to tributes submitted by

friends of Danny Charles:


Bill Cassels - HTMA Member


Carol Codori - Past President, Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table


Keating Johns - Milltowne




Collier Rawls

Longtime HTMA member, fellow musician and dear friend


Collier Rawls - HTMA member & friend


Click here

to read a tribute to Collier Rawls submitted by Bill Cassels.





HTMA By Laws

Read of copy of HTMA's By Laws ( in Adobe PDF format)






You may directly contact any of the members of the executive board by clicking on their name(s) and sending an email, or for contact or questions about specific areas of interest, see the references below to direct your inquiries to.


for General Information contact:


for Booking contact:


For MEMBERSHIP contact:


For Coffeehouse Booking contact:


For Publicity contact:


For Website iinfo contact: