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Henry Thomas - 57% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1874, Big Sandy, Texas, USA, d. c.1930. One of the oldest black folk artists to record during the 20s, Thomas’ highly individual repertoire of rags, breakdowns, church songs and ballads is of considerable importance to musicologists seeking to document the milieu from which the blues developed. Born to ex-slaves on a sharecropping farm in east Texas, Thomas was more tha Read more

Ken Maynard - 53% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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21 July 1895, Vevay, Indiana, USA, d. 23 March 1973, California, USA. Maynard, who could play guitar, banjo and fiddle, worked in rodeos until he broke into films as a stuntman. He became the first motion picture singing cowboy, when he sang in The Wagon Master in 1929. In this part-talkie (it was 40% silent), he sang ‘The Lone Star Trail’ and ‘The Cowboy Read more

Uncle Dave Macon - 33% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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David Harrison Macon, 7 October 1870, Smart Station, Warren County, Tennessee, USA, d. 22 March 1952, Readyville, Tennessee, USA. Macon’s family moved to Nashville when his father, a Confederate captain in the Civil War, bought the city’s Broadway Hotel. Macon learned to play the banjo and acquired songs from the vaudeville artists who stayed at the hotel. He marri Read more

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Dock Boggs - 27% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Moran Lee Boggs, 7 February 1898, Norton, Virginia, USA, d. 7 February 1971. Boggs was known for his unusual banjo style, which he learned from a black musician in Virginia. The technique involved a lower tuning of the banjo. Despite Boggs’ interest in music, his devoutly religious wife frowned on music as a profession, so he continued playing as a hobby. Boggs had reco Read more

Rev. J.M. Gates - 27% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Christian & Gospel
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Sam McGee - 26% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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The Carter Family - 19% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Carter Family have become known as country music’s first family and are responsible for several songs such as ‘Wildwood Flower’ and ‘Keep On The Sunny Side’ becoming country standards. The original three members of the Carter Family were A.P. Carter (Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter, 15 December 1891, Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA, d. 7 Read more

Blind Alfred Reed - 17% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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15 June 1880, Floyd, Virginia, USA, d. 17 January 1956. Born blind, but gifted with a fine singing voice, Reed, who was a very religious man, learned to play fiddle as a means of making a living. After marrying, he raised six children and spent most of his life around Princeton, West Virginia. He played on street corners and with other musicians for local dances. He also had Read more

Furry Lewis - 17% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Walter Lewis, 6 March 1893, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 September 1981, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Furry Lewis was a songster, a blues musician, a humorist and an all-round entertainer. Raised in the country, he picked up the guitar at an early age and moved into Memphis around 1900 where he busked on the streets. After he ran away from home, he had experience working o Read more

Memphis Jug Band - 17% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Perhaps the most important and certainly the most popular of the jug bands, the Memphis Jug Band flourished on record between 1927 and 1934, during which time they recorded some 80 tracks - first for Victor Records then later for OKeh Records. On one occasion they moonlighted for Champion using the name the Piccaninny Jug Band. Their repertoire covered just about every kind of Read more

Jimmie Rodgers - 15% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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James Charles Rodgers, 8 September 1897, Pine Springs, near Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 May 1933, New York, USA. Jimmie was the youngest of three sons of Aaron Woodberry Rodgers, who had moved from Alabama to Meridian to work as foreman of a railroad maintenance crew. In 1904, his mother Eliza (Bozeman) died (probably from tuberculosis), and following his father’s Read more

Roscoe Holcomb - 15% match to Eck Robertson

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1911, Daisy, Kentucky, USA, d. 1981, USA. Although for his first 60 years he rarely strayed far beyond the bounds of the small town in which he was born, Holcomb became very highly regarded in the world of traditional Appalachian folk music. Indeed, it might well be that his decision to remain in this one place was a factor that not only determined his obscurity but also his Read more


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