Ted Olson teaches courses in Appalachian music history. He is the music section editor
for The Encyclopedia of Appalachia, the co-editor of The Bristol Sessions: Writings
About the Big Bang of Country Music, a producer of several documentary collections
of recordings from Appalachia, and the book series editor for the Charles K. Wolfe
Music Series (University of Tennessee Press). Ted has received three Grammy Award
nominations and has won an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for his
work as a music historian.