GATLINBURG — The first episode of “Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music” is now available on Great Smoky Mountains Association’s podcast “Smoky Mountain Air.”

Hosts Drs. William Turner and Ted Olson invite guests Loyal Jones, Sparky Rucker, and James Leva to engage in a lively discussion about the roots of Appalachian music and their own roles in preserving these musical influences.