to the memory of
Uncle Dave Macon,
first country music star
of WSM's Grand Ol' Opry
Peter on Uncle Dave's front porch. Paul Wells photo.
|Excerpt from Peter Feldmann's
CD liner notes to Grey Cat On
The Tenneessee Farm
"Among the great early country recording
artists, Uncle Dave Macon has been in
large part neglected - perhaps because
his music tended to refelct the past rather
than point towards the future. Still, it is
precisely because of his knowledge and
links to older music that David Harrison
Macon is such a fascinating figure.
Born in 1870 just five years after the
American Civil War, his musical tutoring
came from musicians and performers that
dated from antebellum times. What makes
Uncle Dave's case unique is his rare
combination of musicianship and show-
manship, and his obvious enthusiasm for
working on-stage. His love for both the
music and his audiences shines through."
(continued on the CD...)
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