Mother's Little Children Seen Hardtimes

Primary Performer/Group

Description

sung and played by Roscoe Holcomb at the Cumberland Valley Folk Festival in Barbourville, Kentucky
Roscoe Holcomb (1912-1981) from Daisy (Perry County) Kentucky, was a farmer, coal miner and a multi-instrumentalist best known for his banjo and guitar playing and his falsetto style singing Folklorist John Cohen described Holcomb's sound as "Ancient" and "Avant-garde" and also coined the phrase "High Lonesome Sound" to describe Holcomb's style

Date

1978

Collection

Type

Sound Music

Citation

Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College

Identifier

PF-OR-003-016-10

Rights

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