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Thread #38800   Message #546615
Posted By: shyattca
10-Sep-01 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Info: Asa Martin
Subject: Asa Martin
I'm looking for biographical information about the early, old-timey, country singer, Asa Martin. I recently found a mp3 of him playing a song called "Roving Moonshiner" out at an interesting site which deals with the history of moonshining (http://www.ibiblio.org/moonshine/about/multimedia.html). I liked the song so much that I wrote down the lyrics, jotted down the chords, and tabbed out the interesting bass run guitar accompanyment Martin uses on it. I've found a couple of references to him here at the Cafe, but not really anything in the way of biographical info. Who was this guy, where was he from, when did he record, how popular was he, and that way--anybody know anything?