From Nova Scotia, living in Ottawa. Play old-time (Canadian old-time, that is) and Cape Breton fiddle. Play mostly blues on mandolin and banjolin.
retired (academic) folklorist
Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
"I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.