Item #014093 Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Loyal Jones.
Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Boone, NC: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1984. Soft cover.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. 249 pages with illustrations and music, words and score. Laid-in Newspaper article.

Very Good / No Jacket. Item #014093

Background Information:

Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1882-1973) was a lawyer, folklorist, and performer of traditional (folk and country) music from western North Carolina. He was often known by the nickname "Minstrel of the Appalachians

Lunsford gave lectures and performances while dressed in a starched white shirt and black bow tie. This formal dress was part of his campaign against the stereotyping of hillbillies.

Lunsford played in a style from Western North Carolina, which had a rhythmic up-stroke brushing the strings. It sounds similar to clawhammer banjo playing. His repertoire included Child Ballads, Negro spirituals and parlor songs.

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