Roscoe Holcomb - San Diego State Folk Festival download album
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San Diego Folk Festival 1972 was recorded at the annual event produced by Lou Curtiss, who provides insightful notes on how the concert came together. John Cohen, author of 'The High Lonesome Sound' (Steidl) also contributes new notes to the set. Previously unseen photographs from the event were shot by Virginia Curtiss. Jean Ritchie duets with Holcomb on a beautiful eight-minute version of 'Wandering Boy'.
Recorded at San Diego Folk Festival on Saturday, April 29, 1972 on the campus of San Diego University. Special thanks to Brendan Boyle at Folk Arts Rare Records, San Diego, CA; Peter Pickow and Jon Pickow; John Cohen.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). And once in a while he sings unaccompanied. Besides this great album, Holcomb has two albums on the Smithsonian Folkways label which are great reservoirs of timeless-sounding traditional music. There's a booklet included with notes by John Curtiss on the '72 festival and another essay by Holcomb's longtime producer, John Cohen, along with a couple of period b&w photos
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Roscoe Holcomb, (born as Roscoe Halcomb September 5, 1912 - died February 1, 1981) was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, lonesome sound," coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen. The term is now used to describe bluegrass singing, although Holcomb was not, strictly speaking, a bluegrass performer. Holcomb's repertoire included old-time music, hymns, and blues ballads.
Home Folk/Americana . Tompkins Square US. Roscoe HOLCOMB. San Diego State Folk Festival 1972. Format: CD Cat: TSQ 5210CD Released: 18 Jan 16 Genre: Folk/Americana.