Mudcat Café message #3202481 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139575   Message #3202481
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
06-Aug-11 - 01:15 AM
Thread Name: Lead Belly's autograph
Subject: RE: Lead Belly's autograph
Whew where to begin, off topic. Long time Leadbelly fan. About1972 I was introduced to Mary Elizabeth Barnicle and her husband Tillman Cadle at thier home at the peak of the mountain which was just outside the Smoky Mountain National forest on a dirt road leading out of the park from Cade's Cove going over and down the mountain to Townsend Tennessee. Mary was a musicologist from Bryn Mawr and who's home in Greenwich Village while teaching at NYU was a center for folk music. Friends with Huddie (pronounced whodee), John and Alan Lomax, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and many many others. God I wish I had recorded it. Tillman sang for several hours. And yes Huddie played a Stella 12 string which was a popular and inexpensive guitar.