George Gibson – Last Possum Up the Tree

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George Gibson on George Gibson: “I was born in 1938 at Bath, in Knott County, Kentucky. Bath was a rural post office, now discontinued on Little Carr Creek. I learned to play and sing the old songs, in the old tunings, from my family and neighbors. I left Knott County in the 1960’s, taking with me a Kay benjo and a Vega Whyute Laydie guitar banjo. I have been mostly a couch banjo player since leaving. I believe that continuing to play banjo was my way of holding on to a past that I glimpsed only briefly. That past is part of a world and time in Knott County that has vanished forever. As far as I know, I am the last person left playing the old Burgeys Creek banjo music. I am the last possum up the tree.”

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Songs

1. Last Gold Dollar

2. Moonshiner

3. A Little About Myself

4. Little Birdie

5. East Virginia

6. Colonel Jones Explains Moonshine

7. Wild Bill Jones

8. Playing Over the Telephone

9. Cacklin’ Hen

10. One Morning in May

11. Wife and Mule Swap

12. Old Smoky

13. Hightop Shoes

14. Morphine

15. Gen. Morgan Plays a Stolen Fiddle

16. Morgan’s March

17. Big John Henry

18. Chigger Bill’s Still

19. Bell Conie Knob

20. Pretty Polly

21. Old German War intro

22. Old German War

23. Old Reubin

24. Cluck Old Hen.

George Gibson – banjo & vocals

George Gibson on George Gibson: “I was born in 1938 at Bath, in Knott County, Kentucky. Bath was a rural post office, now discontinued on Little Carr Creek. I learned to play and sing the old songs, in the old tunings, from my family and neighbors. I left Knott County in the 1960’s, taking with me a Kay benjo and a Vega Whyute Laydie guitar banjo. I have been mostly a couch banjo player since leaving. I believe that continuing to play banjo was my way of holding on to a past that I glimpsed only briefly. That past is part of a world and time in Knott County that has vanished forever. As far as I know, I am the last person left playing the old Burgeys Creek banjo music. I am the last possum up the tree.

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