Preliminary Interview Questions

Interview Questions- Life History:

1.  Where else have you lived besides Williamsburg? What would you consider  to be your “home base”?

2. What is your relationship with this place called Williamsburg? What brought you to Williamsburg and what has kept you in the area and involved in the community?  

3. What role has music played in your life and what influence has Williamsburg had on your  musical  interests or involvement?

Research-related Questions: (Barry Trott)

1. How would you describe the community of musicians in Williamsburg? Are you in contact with many other local artists or musicians?

2.  As a performing artist, what sort of unique opportunities (or setbacks) does Williamsburg offer? (What are your favorite music venues to perform at?)

3. Would you like to share anything about your experience being part of  the Friends of Appalachian Music (FoAM) at the College?


The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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