Lena Hughes - Pearly Dew
Tompkins Square, one of my fave Early Music labels releases Queen of the Flat Top Guitar by Lena Hughes.
These recordings were made in the early 60’s in Arkansas and released in very limited fashion as a private press LP. A musical “amateur” that best exemplified true artistry, Lena Hughes was born in Grape Grove Township, Missouri, in 1904. Though she never recorded any 78s and only one LP, Hughes was most influential through her steady performances at various fiddler conventions and folk festivals throughout the Ozarks.