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The Unwound Third => Other Musical Interests => Topic started by: TenBrook on May 23, 2018, 07:28:15 AM

Title: 'Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story'
Post by: TenBrook on May 23, 2018, 07:28:15 AM
Hi all,
Just saw notice of a new biography of Uncle Dave Macon written by his great-grandson.

There's some more info as well as an interview with the author here:
https://bluegrasstoday.com/uncle-dave-macon-dixie-dewdrop-revealed/ (https://bluegrasstoday.com/uncle-dave-macon-dixie-dewdrop-revealed/)

And you can grab a copy through Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/Dixie-Dewdrop-Uncle-Macon-American/dp/0252083652 (https://www.amazon.com/Dixie-Dewdrop-Uncle-Macon-American/dp/0252083652)
Title: Re: 'Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story'
Post by: banjochris on August 21, 2018, 09:06:48 AM
It's quite good. Doesn't have a great deal new to say about Macon's music, really, but lots of wonderful biographical detail and stories.
Chris
Title: Re: 'Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story'
Post by: Rivers on August 22, 2018, 05:04:10 PM
Here's one for the quote generator from the interview with the author:

He didn?t play with you; you played with him - Kirk McGee on Uncle Dave Macon?s stage manner, from the Charles K. Wolfe Collection

I have a soft spot for Uncle Dave and look forward to reading the bio.
Title: Re: 'Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story'
Post by: Lastfirstface on August 23, 2018, 06:03:22 AM
Been reading Charles K Wolfe's "A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Oprey" and could use a little more Uncle Dave once I finish. Thanks for the suggestion.