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Thread #141258 Message #3279011
Posted By: katlaughing
23-Dec-11 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
Subject: RE: Obit: Mudcat Honor Roll: Musicians of Note
I didn't put this in the other thread, because I cannot find an obit thread for Wayne Scott, but listening to an NPR story about him, today, it seems to me we should note his passing. He was a native of Kentucky, raised five sons, alone, and wrote and sang his own songs all of his life, though never in public. Once his son, Darrell, made a name for himself, he started his own record label and the first release was of his dad, Wayne singing his own songs. He was 71 and that was just six years ago.
Here is a link to today's interview of Darrell and here is a link to a really neat interview of the father and son from a few years ago: HERE.
Some of the things they've said reminds me of Jean Ritchie's background...from the mountains in KY, born to a holler named after his family, songs of authenticity...really interesting.
P.S. I'll be glad to start an obit thread if you think it would be worthy and best, Pater.