Carson Robison

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

4 August 1890, Oswego, near Chetopa, Labette County, Kansas, USA, d. 24 March 1957, Pleasant Valley, New York, USA. Robison’s father was a champion fiddle player and his mother a pianist and singer, and by the age of 14, Robison was competent enough to play the guitar professionally. He left home and worked with various dance bands and radio stations, developing into a multi-instrumentalist. Victor Records were impressed when he made his first recording as a backing musician for Wendell Hall and employed him on a regular basis. They particularly liked his two-tone whistle, which was used to good effect on Felix Arnolt’s piano novelty, ‘Nola’. Between 1924 and 1928, Robison was associated with Vernon Dalhart, singing tenor harmony and playing guitar. They recorded ‘The Wreck Of The Number 9’, ‘Little Green Valley’, ‘My Blue Ridge Mountain Home’, ‘Golden Slippers’ and many topical songs. Robison recorded...

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