Release date: January 1, 1995
Banjoist and songwriter Joseph Odus Maggard recorded for Decca and Victor in the late 1930’s, shaping the musical appetites of a growing nation and music industry. Originally from Perry County, Kentucky, Odus started picking the banjo when he was a young child. His is a progressive type of grassroots music that has contributed to the vitality and creativity of what most people today think of as bluegrass. “Southern Melody” marks the long-overdue resumption of Maggard’s musical career.
“A picking style that is old-time yet modern and pure Odus.”
- Letcher County Community News-Press
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