Interview with Montgomery Brothers, September 27, 2006
Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project
Interview SummaryTwo members of the Montgomery Brothers, Van Montgomery and Jim Montgomery, talk about their lives and music careers. [The third Montgomery brother, Norwood, passed away in 2004.] They discuss learning to play music from their father, their first performances after World War II, and their various radio gigs. The Montgomery Brothers talk about playing live shows and square dances, working as farmers while also playing music, and their decision to retire from the music business. They play several songs near the end of the interview.
Interview KeywordMusical ability in children. Family farms Farm life. Farmers. Music--Instruction and study. Traditional farming Practicing (Music) Childhood Jim Montgomery (Artist) Montgomery, Jim (Artist) Van Montgomery (Artist) Montgomery, Van (Artist) Norwood Montgomery (Artist) Montgomery, Norwood (Artist)
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