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Roscoe Holcomb, (born as Roscoe Halcomb September 5, 1912 - died February 1, 1981) was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, lonesome sound," coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen. The term is now used to describe bluegrass singing, although Holcomb was not, strictly speaking, a bluegrass performer.

Holcomb's repertoire included old-time music, hymns, and blues ballads. He was a competent… read more

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  • I'm figuratively in awe before his greatness
  • I'm literally in awe before his greatness
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  • He was never a child, he was just always 70+ years old. [2]
  • He was never a child, he was just always 70+ years old.
  • this man got pure soul
  • the fucking man
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  • His angry-rednekish style of singing is epic as statue of liberty!
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