Banjo music originated informally as a form of African folk music over a hundred years ago probably in the sub-Saharan region. When the Americans forced African slaves to work on the plantations, banjo music followed them, and stayed primarily a form of African folk music, up to the s.
It was during this time that the banjo in all probability was first introduced to Irelandwhen the Virginia Minstrels toured in England, Ireland and France inand With his minstrel shows, Joel Walker Sweeney is credited with extending the popularity of the banjo as well as its music to an enormous audience all Tycho - Sinus Iridium - Back Catalogue Special Edition the United States and Europe.
With the spread of popularity of the banjo, it influenced different kinds of music - it gave rise to mountain string bands, and even helped give a foundation for blues music. The occurrences of hootenannies gave a house to banjo music, where it made its place in American folk music and bluegrass. She said that she began to pick the guitar when she was so small that she had to lay the instrument on the bed, stand on the floor, and fret from the top.
Her grandfather was a banjo player; her father played banjo and fiddle as well as guitar; her mother, harmonica and Jew's harp. Her sister Cora was Loraine - Linton Kwesi Johnson - Bass Culture a superb instrumentalist, and many of her cousins played and Banjo Solo - Various - Music From The Hills Of Caldwell County.
Etta met Lee Baker, a piano player, at a square dance after a "corn shucking. They lived in Lenoir, North Carolina, where Lee worked as a mechanic until the mids, when the family moved to Morganton to take advantage of a better school system.
In Morganton, Lee took a job in a furniture factory. InEtta started working at the Skyland Textile Company, where she was employed for more than 20 years. Lee did not Banjo Solo - Various - Music From The Hills Of Caldwell County traveling to perform music as much as Etta did, and he objected to her leaving home.
During the s and s, the demands of family and work forced Etta away from public performances. Banjo Solo - Various - Music From The Hills Of Caldwell County said her husband didn't want her "to be gone away from home, but he loved my music. The band has quickly gained experience performing at a variety of events, festivals, and venues over the past two years. While rooted in the rich musical traditions of our area, the musicians are open to many musical influences.
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