Sue Massek
sings "Who Owns Appalachia" at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, Kentucky.

As a founding member of and banjo-player for the Reel World String Band, Massek has been heavily influenced by her experiences at the Highlander Center, where she met and learned from activists like Rosa Parks and Pete Seeger. With the Reel World String Band, Massek has toured the USA, Canada, and Italy and just finished their sixth recording project, The Coast Is Clear. Her solo work has taken her to Guatemala and Nicaragua, but more often she is in Kentucky schools teaching diversity, disguised as folk music and dance. Massek's love for nature is a driving force in her life and many of her songs reflect her passion for protecting our environment. Her songs have been featured in films and plays.