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Nov 29, 2023 - 8:14:28 AM
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Emiel

Austria

10392 posts since 1/22/2003

I saw this picture on Facebook and think it might be a picture of a young Uncle Dave Macon (together with Bill Monroe's uncle Penn Vandiver on the fiddle).

The other picture I included is known to be an early picture of Uncle Dave. I see much resemblance.


Edited by - Emiel on 11/29/2023 08:20:46

Nov 29, 2023 - 8:39:33 AM
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jbalch

USA

8926 posts since 11/28/2003

I guess it is possible. But I don't recall any mention of an association with Uncle Pen in Mike Doubler's book.

Mike is Uncle Dave's Great Grandson and a noted historian & author. Mike wrote a great biography on UDM a few years ago. https://www.amazon.com/Dixie-Dewdrop-Uncle-Macon-American/dp/0252083652

I sent the photo to Mike and will post back here if he responds.  

Nov 29, 2023 - 8:56:14 AM

682 posts since 6/9/2009

The ears are quite different to my eye.

Nov 29, 2023 - 9:01:01 AM
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Emiel

Austria

10392 posts since 1/22/2003

quote:
Originally posted by BobTheGambler

The ears are quite different to my eye.


Maybe slightly, I'm not sure. The expression in the same.

Nov 29, 2023 - 9:15:29 AM
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The man with Uncle Pen is Clarence Wilson, a Rosine neighbor, according to John Hatford.

Edited by - deestexas on 11/29/2023 09:17:42

Nov 29, 2023 - 9:19:35 AM
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Emiel

Austria

10392 posts since 1/22/2003

quote:
Originally posted by deestexas

The man with Uncle Pen is Clarence Wilson, a Rosine neighbor, according to John Hatford.


Great info…

Nov 29, 2023 - 9:22:38 AM
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Emiel

Austria

10392 posts since 1/22/2003

quote:
Originally posted by deestexas

The man with Uncle Pen is Clarence Wilson, a Rosine neighbor, according to John Hatford.


Could you maybe elaborate just a little on this? Thanks.

Nov 29, 2023 - 9:28:44 AM
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Emiel

Austria

10392 posts since 1/22/2003

Anyway, I think you might be right. I found this picture of Clarence Wilson as a fiddler, he does look like the one the picture I posted. He was also known to play the banjo:

Nov 29, 2023 - 9:39:58 AM
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In the introduction of the live recording of Hartford's song, "The Cross-Eyed Child," John talks of meeting Clarence Wilson's daughter in the waiting room of a Nashville doctor's office. On his Rounder album, Good Old Boys.

Nov 29, 2023 - 10:04:30 AM
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From April, 2000 in HIckory, NC. - not the Rounder album.  His discussion here is similar.


Edited by - deestexas on 11/29/2023 10:19:07

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