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Wabash Cannonball & Old Folks At Home
Mac Wiseman

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About the video  

"Wabash Cannonball" & "I Wonder How the Old Folks are at Home" medley. "Fire
on the Mountain" TV show. Recorded in the early 1980s.

About the artist

Mac Wiseman - Born May 23, 1925

Mac Wiseman's authentic folk roots emanate from his birthplace in Crimora,
Virginia, in the resplendent Shenandoah Valley.

Regarded by many critics as bluegrass music's preeminent balladeer and most
articulate interpreter of American folk songs, his courtly manner, gigantic singing
voice and masterful guitar accompaniment endears him to several generations
of fans in a career of more than fifty years.

Partially crippled by polio as a child, he joined influential radio station WCYB in
Bristol, Virginia, in 1947 on its daily "Farm and Fun Time" broadcasts. An astute
businessman, he helped form the Country Music Association and became an
executive with a major record label in 1957, resuming his performing career
several years later.

At various times in the 1950s and 1960s he was a cast member of several
prominent weekly live radio shows, including the Louisiana Hayride, the Old
Dominion Barn Dance and the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree.

Among hundreds of Mac Wiseman recordings are the raw, classic early 1950s
masters that virtually immortalized ballads such as "I Wonder How The Old Folks
Are At Home," "Love Letters In The Sand," and "Tis Sweet To Be Remembered."