Clarence Ashley

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Clarence "Tom" Ashley (September 29, 1895 – June 2, 1967) was an American musician and singer, who played the clawhammer banjo and the guitar. He began performing at medicine shows in the Southern Appalachian region as early as 1911, and gained initial fame during the late 1920s as both a solo recording artist and as a member of various string bands. After his "rediscovery" during the folk revival of the 1960s, Ashley spent the last years of his life playing at folk music concerts, including appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Original Folkways Recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley: 1960 Through 1962 Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1929 Naomi Wise / Little Sadie Clarence Ashley 1
1933 Times Ain't Like They Used to Be / Greenback Dollar Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Music Of Clarence Ashley 1929-1933 - Greenback Dollar Clarence Ashley 1

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