October 22, 2015

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama State Council on the Arts

Alabama Arts Radio Series - Steve Grauberger talks to songwriter and musician Jim Connor

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Jim Connor

 

Folklorist Steve Grauberger talks to songwriter and musician Jim Connor during the annual Boom Days Festival in Ft Payne, Alabama. Connor is probably best known for creating the song "Grandma's Feather Bed" recorded my many singers but best known for its popularization by John Denver.  In the interview Jim tells how he learned to play in an old-time banjo style from Arthur Kuykendall on Sand Mountain and playing at dances and events with Authur and well-known North Alabama fiddle player Monk Daniels.

 

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  

  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 

This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

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