To Hear Your Banjo Play
is a documentary by Alan Lomax from 1947. It is narrated by Pete Seeger and features Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee among others.
played a two-finger style of banjo, between old timey and bluegrass. Here is an interview he did with David Holt at the age of 97. Part 2
. Part 3
. Still playing strong!
Tom Dula was a real person.
Who knew? The Kingston Trio's version of Tom Dooley
is the most famous. It says here that Doc Watson's great-grandparents were the Dooley's neighbors
. They say Ann Melton confessed before she died...
"Folk music is serious business."