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The Council of Americana Roots Music (COARM), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was created with a duel benefit of cultural enrichment and economic development.  Our mission is to preserve, present, and archive music of original singer songwriters of Americana roots music.  Programming includes production of a 16- episode annual public television series titled, Jammin at Hippie Jack’s (JAHJ).  This half-hour music television series is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of original singer songwriters of historically significant forms of Americana grassroots music.  The series is currently distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) to public television stations, libraries, and educational institutions throughout the nation. Additional initiatives include a regional radio program, The Hippie Jack Radio Hour, broadcast on WDVX radio in Knoxville and the East Tennessee region and worldwide at; and two public engagement music festivals held in May and September in rural Overton County Tennessee. 

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