Uncle Eck Dunford

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Fiddler Uncle Eck Dunford recorded several sides for Victor during the late '20s, though he's best-known for his partnership with Ernest Pop Stoneman (of the Stoneman Family). Dunford and his band the…
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Fiddler Uncle Eck Dunford recorded several sides for Victor during the late '20s, though he's best-known for his partnership with Ernest Pop Stoneman (of the Stoneman Family). Dunford and his band the Bogtrotters were based in Galax, Virginia, a city renowned as one of the centers of old-timey music and famous for its fiddler's conventions. Quite a colorful personality according to local sources, Dunford appeared on many of Stoneman's recordings, though he only recorded sparingly on his own. One of his songs, "Old Shoes and Leggins," gained a bit of fame though, after it was included on Harry Smith's 1952 folksong collection Anthology of American Folk Music.