A podcast exploring history and culture through the collections of the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University
Ep. 4: Uncle Dave Macon's Collar
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For decades, Uncle Dave Macon was a star of the Grande Ole Opry. What can his collar tell us about old-time and country music cultures in the early twentieth century?
Our guest for this episode was Corbin Hayslett. In the photo above, Corbin holds the shadowbox that contains Uncle Dave's collar. Corbin is currently completing his master’s degree in Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University. To contact him e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy more music and footage of Uncle Dave Macon:
- Casey Jones and Old Dan Tucker
- Sail Away Ladies
- Rare Footage of Uncle Dave from the 1940 film “Grand Ole Opry”
Music Credits: "Visions of 2018" by Lobo Loco, "Old Dan Tucker" by Uncle Dave Macon, "Casey Jones" by Corbin Hayslett
"Recollections" is a production of the B. Carroll Reece Museum, a unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. This episode was produced by Saro Lynch-Thomason, with assistance from the staff at the Reece Museum.
Uncle Dave Macon Photo Source