I am back in The Big Crapple
yet still thinking about
the Blue Ridge Mountains that we got to stare
at lovingly every night.
So, here are some shots, well,
of shots, from a book I found down there.
It is a really amazing book, and I had never seen it before,
but apparently it's not that rare.
I highly suggest you buy yourself a copy....
There are so many cool pictures in the book that I decided to do a
featuring the people, the players and a
featuring the amazing instruments.
I tried to edit the shots down for one post,
but I just couldn't...
This is Clyde Fox
Fiddlin' Bill Sievers
of the Tennessee Ramblers
The original Tennessee Ramblers
Bill, his daughter Willie, his son Mack, and
Jerry Taylor on the mandolin.
Banjo Maker and resident of
Lick Skillet, Tennessee.
Artist and Ham Can Banjo Maker.
Tater Hole Joe Johnson
Banjo Player and Hermit.
The Great Alex Stewart
Mouth Bow Player.
The late Lawrence Warwick
of Dark Hollow, Tennessee.
Mouth Bow Picker
with the family Dulcimer.
(Notice it has no fingerboard.)
playing his mother Dora Mullins'
Dulcimer with bow.
The bow is strung with hair from a Mule's tail.
Made by Willie Speaks of Powell River, Tennessee.
George Allen Johnson
Dulcimer Maker and Player.
(Unidentified gentleman in background.)
with a rare (in Appalachia)
Famous Dulcimer Player
(As famous as one gets playin' a Dulcimer.)
Hoskins Hollow (on Cow Creek) in
Anderson County Tennessee.
Gourd Trumpet Player
Hub Cap Banjo Player and Maker
Fiddle Player and Maker
(He did not make the fiddle he is playing.)
Elaine Irwin Meter
with "the most beautiful dulcimer ever viewed."