Maggie Parker (1899-1987), a sister of Burl and Sherman Hammons, was best known for her enormous repertory of songs, family legends and humorous stories. She played banjo with a wonderful, delicate touch, in two-finger and in “frailing” style. Locally, in the West Virginia counties of Pocahontas and Webster, she was also celebrated for her extensive knowledge of herbal […]
All five of the 2015 releases for one discounted price: Dean Sturgill – The Spencer Branch Fiddler (FRC710), Craig Johnson – Deep Woods & Hollows (FRC711), Old Time Fiddle Music of Allegheny County, NC (FRC712), Maggie Parker – Hammons Family Songs & Music (FRC713), and Tom Fuller – Traditional Fiddling from Oklahoma & Texas (FRC714).
Maggie Parker – Hammons Family Songs & Music – FRC713 by Wayne Howard Article courtesy of the Old Time Herald, April-May 2010. I had gotten well acquainted with Lee Hammons by the summer of 1970, but I still hadn’t met Dwight Diller, who had indirectly led me to Lee. At the end of his school […]