|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||bluegrass country banjo classic country|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Louis Marshall Jones, 20 October 1913, Niagara, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 February 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest of the 10 children of a tobacco farmer, Jones learned guitar and first appeared on radio in 1929, soon after securing his own programme on WJW Akron, where he became known as The Young Singer of Old Songs. He worked on theLum And Abner radio show but in 1935 joined Bradley Kincaids touring company. Kincaid maintained that he sounded like a grumpy old man on their early morning WBZ Boston show and nicknamed him Grandpa. Jones adopting the name and became a permanent Grandpa at the tender age of 22. He left Kincaid in 1937, readily finding work on many stations including WWVA Wheeling, WCHS Charleston and WMMN Fairmont, before, in 1942, joining theBoone County Jamboree on WLW Cincinnati, where he first worked with Merle Travis, the Delmore Brothers and Ramona Riggins (his future wife)....