Datesort descending Interviewee(s) Interviewer(s)
Shorty Chesser Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Joe Henderson Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Ralph Grubbs Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Troy Gibbs Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Cotton Foley Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Lynn Davis Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Wayne Daniels Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Clay Colson Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
John B. Cobb Jr. Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Emanuel Clark Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Jerry Byrd Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Charles Brussel Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Mildred Fredrick Burgin Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
James Buchanan Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Virginia B. Bray Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Geneva Powell Botkin Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Earl Barnes Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Betty Callahan Baker Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Judy Perkins Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
David Wilds Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Monroe Turner Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Emma Jane Turner Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Susan Tomes Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Billie Sweet Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Sherman Sargent Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Hazel Jean Samsel Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Eddie Salisbury Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Edith Priddy Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Virginia Philpot Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Jo Midkiff Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Wayne Midkiff Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Walter Mc New Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Morris Marlin Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Mary Ellen Ketrow Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Bob Ketrow Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Royce Kessinger Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Shorty Chesser Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Joe Henderson Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Ralph Grubbs Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Troy Gibbs Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Cotton Foley Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Lynn Davis Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Wayne Daniels Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Clay Colson Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
John B. Cobb Jr. Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Emanuel Clark Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Jerry Byrd Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Charles Brussel Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Mildred Fredrick Burgin Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
James Buchanan Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Virginia B. Bray Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Geneva Powell Botkin Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Earl Barnes Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Betty Callahan Baker Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Judy Perkins Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
David Wilds Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Monroe Turner Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Emma Jane Turner Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Susan Tomes Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Billie Sweet Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Sherman Sargent Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Hazel Jean Samsel Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Eddie Salisbury Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Edith Priddy Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Virginia Philpot Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Jo Midkiff Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Wayne Midkiff Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Walter Mc New Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Morris Marlin Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Mary Ellen Ketrow Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Bob Ketrow Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels
Royce Kessinger Harry S. Rice, Wayne Daniels

John Lair - Renfro Valley Barn Dance Oral History Collection, 1994-1999

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Series of thirty audio recorded interviews with performers and others who were associated with the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and other radio programs produced by John Lair, first in Cincinnati, Ohio and later in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, 1937 through much of the 1950s. Most of the interviews were conducted during the period 1994-1999, by Hutchins Library Sound Archivist, Harry Rice. Additional interviews in the collection were conducted at various earlier times by Loyal Jones, Wayne Daniels, and Reuben Powell.

John Lair’s radio programs were heavy on comedy, turn-of-the-century sentimental songs, old English ballads, and rural string band music. These programs originated from his country music tourist complex in Rockcastle County, Kentucky beginning in 1939. The two programs he is best known for are the Saturday night Renfro Valley Barn Dance and Sunday morning Renfro Valley Gatherin’. His performers were also in great demand for shows at schools, movie theaters, and county fairs. During much of the 1940s he kept a tent show on the road form May to October that ranged from northern Georgia to upper New York State and parts of New England.