Uncle Dave Mason

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Birthday
7, 1870
Birthplace
McMinnville, TN
Death Date
Mar 22, 1952 (81)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1870
Birthplace
McMinnville, TN
Death Date
Mar 22, 1952 (81)

About

Banjo player and stage comic who pioneered the transition from vaudeville to country music.

Before Fame

He was a renowned vaudeville performer with his act featuring buck dancing and old-time folk music, which led him to a recording offer and eventually a spot on the Grand Ole Opry.

Trivia

He frequently interspersed his singing on the radio with whoops and hollers, causing headaches for sound engineers.

Family Life

He was born in McMinnville, Tennessee. His father John Macon was a Confederate captain.

Associated With

He was influenced by Jimmie Rodgers who created the 20th-century country sound.