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HIgh and Lonesome

I can't imagine not liking Roscoe Holcomb but those people exist. I also don't know how one would begin to rate his style on a scale reperesented in stars. Some mornings I can't take the shrill sadness but I know its me and not the music. Later in the evening over a beer I wonder why I was unable to deal with the same song earlier.


Born: 1911 in Daisy, KY

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

One of the most noted Appalachian old-time musicians, banjo player and singer Roscoe Holcomb spent most of his life in the small town of Daisy, KY, and was one of the most authentic exponents of American mountain folk music. Indeed, he never had any professional ambitions but become a recording artist and participant in the folk revival circuit after being recorded for the first time in the late '50s. Holcomb's style is stark, epitomizing the keening, at times pained vocals associated with Appalachian...
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