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Dock Boggs

Dock Boggs

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birthday
7th
February, 1898
Death
7th
February, 1971
Birth Place
Norton, Virginia, United States
Birth Sign
aquarius
Biography

Moran Lee “Dock” Boggs (February 7, 1898 – February 7, 1971) was an American old-time singer, songwriter and banjo player. His style of banjo playing, as well as his singing, is considered a unique combination of Appalachian folk music and African-American blues. Contemporary folk musicians and performers consider him a seminal figure, at least in part because of the appearance of two of his recordings from the 1920s, “Sugar Baby” and “Country Blues”, on Harry Smith’s 1951 collection Anthology of American Folk Music. Boggs was first recorded in 1927 and again in 1929, although he worked primarily as a coal miner for most of his life.
He was rediscovered during the folk music revival of the 1960s and spent much of his later life playing at folk music festivals and recording for Folkways Records.

instruments played
banjo
Birth Name

Moran Lee Boggs

Genres

Old-time

Labels

Brunswick Lonesome Ace Folkways

Years Active

c. 1927 1929, 1963 1971

Name

Dock Boggs

Nationality

United States of America

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