Top Roscoe Holcomb Albums
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San Diego Folk Festival 1972
San Diego Folk Festival 1972
[2015]
An Untamed Sense of Control
An Untamed Sense of Control
[2003]
The High Lonesome Sound
The High Lonesome Sound
[1998]
Close to Home
Close to Home
[1975]
Related Information for Roscoe Holcomb
Roscoe Holcomb, (born as Roscoe Halcomb September 5, 1912 - died February 1, 1981) was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, lonesome sound," coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen. The term is now used to describe bluegrass singing, although Holcomb was not, strictly speaking, a bluegrass performer.Holcomb's repertoire included old-time music, hymns, and blues ballads. He was a competent harmonica player, and sang many of his most memorable songs a cappella.Holcomb sang in a falsetto deeply informed by the Old Regular Baptist vocal tradition. Bob Dylan, a fan of Holcomb, described his singi... read more