Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years

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Wade Mainer (b. 1907) is believed to be the longest-lived country entertainer ever. His banjo lessons began in childhood and he played informally into his adult years, when he joined his brother, fiddler J. E. Mainer (1898-1971), in Mainer's Mountaineers. Music became their ticket out of the cotton mills in 1934. At the time, country styles were swiftly evolving from community-based performance into mass-market broadcast via radio, records, and the silver screen. Mainer's Mountaineers attracted radio sponsors and touring ...

Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years 2010, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781604734980

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Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years 2010, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781604735772

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