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Richard Burnett

The old-timey folksinger Richard Burnett hailed from Monticello, Kentucky. Created in 1883, he was blinded inside a robbery attempt in 1907, and became a specialist vocalist and banjo participant quickly afterward. His ballad entitled “Farewell Music” was later on adapted in to the folk regular “A GUY of Regular Sorrow.” Fiddler Leonard Rutherford started associated Burnett in the middle-1910s, as well as the duo documented many edges for Columbia through the ’20s (generally as Burnett and Rutherford). Among these, “Willie Moore,” was put together onto Harry Smith’s 1952 folksong collection Anthology of American Folk Music. Burnett drifted out of professional music through the Melancholy Era, and produced seats in Monticello well in to the ’70s.

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