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Mississippi John Hurt

No blues singer ever presented a far more gentle, genial picture than Mississippi John Harm. A guitarist with an extraordinarily lyrical and sophisticated fingerpicking design, he also sang using a friendliness unique in neuro-scientific blues, as well as the gospel impact in his music provided it a depth and reflective …

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Rufus Kasey

Rufus Kasey was created in 1918 in Huddleston, VA (Bedford Region), where his family had lived for a number of generations. He started playing banjo when he was eight, creating a drop-thumb clawhammer design on his aged resonator-backed Kay, which he applied to the unique edition of “Coo Coo Parrot” …

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Roscoe Holcomb

Perhaps one of the most noted Appalachian old-time music artists, banjo participant and vocalist Roscoe Holcomb spent the majority of his lifestyle in the tiny city of Daisy, KY, and was perhaps one of the most authentic exponents of American hill folk music. Certainly, he never really had any professional …

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Joseph Spence

Delivered on the isle of Andrus within the Bahamas, Spence developed an idiosyncratic (and inimitable) electric guitar design rife with percussive and improvisatory vamps around staid hymns and such “square” specifications as “To arrive on the Wing along with a Prayer.” He was a folk guitarist’s Thelonious Monk, and his …

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Vera Hall

Likened favorably to a lot more well-known musicians like Leadbelly and Jelly Move Morton, Vera Ward Hall was a talented Piedmont blues performer whose documented result was largely conserved via field recordings created by the Lomax pops and son group. Ten of these recordings show up on the Lomax collection …

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Jean Ritchie

An integral figure in the 1950s folk revival, Jean Ritchie was a one-woman treasure trove of near-forgotten American folk songs, the majority of which she discovered as a kid growing up inside a rural corner from the Appalachian Mountains. Ritchie relocated from Kentucky to NEW YORK in the middle-’40s after …

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John A. Lomax

Given birth to a farmer’s child in Goodman, MS, in 1867, John Lomax would perform a central function in documenting, preserving, and marketing American folk music. Lomax was raised in rural Tx where he created a appreciate for cowboy music and made a spare time activity of transcribing them. When …

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John Cohen

A historian and folklorist within the custom of Alan Lomax, New Yorker John Cohen went a single step additional, forming a revival music group in the later ’50s called the brand new Lost Town Ramblers. Among the initial groups to construct such an work, the Ramblers pre-dated the complete acoustic …

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Etta Baker

Guitarist Etta Baker quietly enjoyed among the blues’ most enduring professions, employed in almost total obscurity and saving only on the rarest of events even though honing her build through the entire greater area of the 20th hundred years. Blessed in Caldwell State, NC, on March 31, 1913, she was …

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Lemuel Jones

Lemuel Jones is well known for just two field recordings he did for John Lomax in the condition penitentiary in Richmond, VA, on, may 31, 1936. Jones do unaccompanied vocal variations of the Depression-era protest track known as “Po’ Farmers (Poor Farmers)” along with a blues entitled “Tremble It, Mama,” …

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