One of Appalachia's most celebrated traditional singers and symbolically linked the region's idealized past with the reality of its ongoing political struggles. (Journal of American Folklore)
Musical Traditions' fourth '500 series' publication. A selection of songs and ballads from this great West Virginia singer, including three of his own Union and mining songs. Tracks 1 - 18 originally appeared on Rounder LP 0076 in 1976, a further 8 have been added to this 2011 production.