Jimmy Martin


Jimmy Martin (James Henry Martin, 1927-2005) has been described as "the king" of the bluegrass lead singers. Early in his career, Martin played and wrote with Bill Monroe, and worked briefly with the Osborne Brothers. In 1955 he began to lead his own group, the Sunny Mountain Boys.

Negative: 1972Print: 2003

Depicted (Sitter): Martin, JimmyMaker: Horenstein, Henry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg

Subject: MusiciansMenRelated Event: Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival


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Credit Line: Horenstein, Henry

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0169.012Accession Number: 2003.0169Catalog Number: 2003.0169.012

Object Name: photographgelatin silver print

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-7b85-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1203626

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