Roscoe Holcomb

Description
Roscoe Holcomb (1911-1981) embodied the "high, lonesome sound" of traditional Appalachian songs. A banjo player and singer, he spent most of his life in the small town of Daisy, Kentucky, working for a living with no aspirations to become a star. Smithsonian folklorist John Cohen recorded Holcomb at home in 1959. That recording led to performances at bluegrass festivals and an international tour with the Stanley Brothers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
negative
1972
print
2003
maker
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
ID Number
2003.0169.028
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.028
subject
Photography
Art
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry

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