Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wade Mainer RIP

Legendary banjo picker and old-time musician Wade Mainer died on  September 12, 2011, at the age of 104 in Flint, Michigan, where he had lived since 1953. Mainer was one of the most influential persons in bluegrass music. In the 1930s, he played with his brother J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers and with his own band, the Sons of the Mountaineers, and recorded for Bluebird. He also played with the Monroe Brothers and influenced such people as Reno and Smiley, Flatt and Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and many others.

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