Backroads and Banjos

Morgan Sexton

Morgan Sexton

The late Morgan Sexton of eastern Kentucky is the subject of this week’s Backroads & Banjos. Sexton made a sound all his own by using unusual mountain tunings and a vocal style that was pure and unaffected. After living a life as a coal miner in Kentucky and playing square dancers as a hobby, Sexton was sought out when he was in his late-70s by a group of field recorders who had heard Morgan’s legend, but never his music.

Backroads & Banjos - Morgan Sexton

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