Join us as we sit at the table with Michael Doubler to discuss his book “Dixie Dewdrop,” the amazing story of his great grandfather, Uncle Dave Macon. As one of the earliest performers on WSM radio in Nashville, Uncle Dave became the Grand Ole Opry’s first superstar. His old-time music and energetic stage shows made him a national sensation and fueled a thirty-year run as one of America’s most beloved entertainers. Known as the “Dixie Dewdrop” Uncle Dave Macon learned the banjo from musicians passing through his parents’ Nashville hotel. After playing local shows in Middle Tennessee for decades, a big break led Macon to Vaudeville, the earliest of his two hundred-plus recordings and eventually to national stardom. Uncle Dave—clad in his trademark plug hat and gates-ajar collar—soon became the face of the Opry itself with his spirited singing, humor, and array of banjo picking styles. For the rest of his life, he defied age to tour and record prolifically, manage his business affairs, and mentor up-and-coming musicians.
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Get a copy of Michael’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/Dixie-Dewdrop-Uncle-Macon-American/dp/0252083652
Clifton Hicks online banjo lessons: https://www.banjoheritage.com
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