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Bascom Lamar Lunsford (March 21, 1882 - September 4, 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."

Bascom Lamar Lunsford was born at Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina in 1882, into the world of traditional Appalachian folk music. At an early age, his father, a teacher, gave him a fiddle, and his mother sang religious songs and traditional balads… read more

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  • I wish I was a mole in the ground.
  • ily man
  • One of the most important men to have ever placed his fingerprints on folk music.
  • i wish there was a way to get those 300 songs from the Smithsonian.
  • He has the best voice of any man to ever have lived
  • Me too, I am so pleased to have found this
  • Recently was a missing link in American folk music. He answers lots of my questions.
  • This is the greatest music I've ever heard.
  • Minstrel of the Appalachians. You don't get a title like that for nothing.
  • So spooky and fearful.

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