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Uncle Dave Macon

American musician

Uncle Dave Macon

American musician
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Death
22nd
March, 1952
Birth Place
Smartt Station, Tennessee, US
Biography

Uncle Dave Macon (October 7, 1870 – March 22, 1952), born David Harrison Macon–also known as “The Dixie Dewdrop”–was an American old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade.
Macon’s music is considered the ultimate bridge between 19th-century American folk and vaudeville music and the phonograph and radio-based music of the early 20th-century. Music historian Charles Wolfe wrote, “If people call yodelling Jimmie Rodgers ‘the father of country music,’ then Uncle Dave must certainly be ‘the grandfather of country music’.” Macon’s polished stage presence and lively personality have made him one of the most enduring figures of early country music.

instruments played
banjo
Vocals
Also Known As

"Dixie Dewdrop"

Associated Acts

Fruit Jar Drinkers

Birth Name

David Harrison Macon

Genres

Old-time music

Origin

Nashville, Tennessee

Years Active

1920s 1952

Name

Uncle Dave Macon

Nationality

United States of America

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