VideoAnother song by Pappy and The Hired Hands at the "Heritage of Song" concert in 1992.
Generally considered a variant of country music, bluegrass is a hybrid of old-time country and string-band music; British folk songs; improvisation and syncopation, reflecting the influence of blues and jazz; and a wide variety of popular commercial music. Although frequently considered “mountain music,” bluegrass was created by Bill Monroe in Rosine, Kentucky – far from the hills of Appalachia. Key instruments in the genre include the mandolin and the 5-string banjo.
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VideoClassic joke/skit by Greasy Medlin and Snuffy that was a standard during their medicine show days. From the "Pickin' Time" program on WIS-TV in Columbia, 1974.
VideoPappy Sherrill and The Hired Hands (Randy Lucas - banjo, Harold Lucas - guitar, Frank Hartley - upright bass) performing in 1992 at the "Heritage of Song" concert hosted by McKissick Museum at the...
VideoSnuffy featured on SCETV's Carolina Journal program, 1984. Discusses his growing up in North Carolina and his family's music tradition.
VideoVintage footage from "The Hired Hands Sunday Show," a 30-minute program aired on WIS-TV in Columbia, SC. Features Pappy Sherrill, Grady Lindler, and Ira Dimmery. 1961.
VideoAdditional footage from the SCETV program Carolina Journal in 1984. Pappy Sherrill and Snuffy talk about music, features Hired Hands performance at SC State Fair and Greasy Medlin and Snuffy...
VideoSnuffy, Pappy and the Hired Hands perform the "Beaumont Rag" on the "Pickin' Time" program, WIS-TV Columbia, 1974. Snuffy plays his washboard.
VideoClaude and Bryant Lucas performing with the Lucas-Harmon Band in 1992 at the "Heritage of Song" concert hosted by McKissick Museum at the Univeristy of South Couth Carolina. Co-produced by South...
AudioRecorded in 2003 in Columbia, South Carolina.
PhotoWall began playing hillbilly and “old-time” music before it was dubbed bluegrass. He was one of eleven children in a family he described as not very musically oriented. As a teen, he cut his teeth...