Coon Creek Girls
Gegründet : 1937
Lily May Ledford - Vocals, Banjo, Fiddle
* 17. März 1917 in Pilot, Kentucky
† 14. Juli 1985
Rosie Ledford (Rosa Charlotte Ledford) - Singer, Guitar, Banjo
* 16. Aug. 1915 in Pilot, Kentucky
† 24. Juli 1976
Daisy Lange (Evelyn Lange) - Singer, String Bass, Fiddle
* 07. Juli 1919 in Ohio
Violet Koehler (Esther Koehler) - Singer, Guitar, Mandolin
* 06. Febr. 1916 in Wilton, Wisconsin
† 04. Okt. 1973
Black Eyed Susan (Minnie Lena Ledford) - Vocals, String Bass
* 10. Okt. 1923 in Pilot, Kentucky
† 22. Juli 1987
Stil : String Band
The Coon Creek Girls were a popular all-girl "string band" in the Appalachian style of folk music (a precursor of country music) which began in the mid-1930s. Created (and named) by John Lair for his Renfro Valley Barn Dance show, the band originally consisted of sisters Lily May and Rosie Ledford (from Powell County, Kentucky) along with Esther "Violet" Koehler (from Indiana) and Evelyn "Daisey" Lange (from Ohio).
In 1939, when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the White House of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, there were numerous musical acts, including Lawrence Tibbett, Marion Anderson, and Kate Smith. Also included were a troupe of Bascom Lunsford's square dancers, and the Coon Creek Girls.
In 1979, John Lair revived the name with the New Coon Creek Girls, a combo which remained popular for several decades, despite numerous changes in line-up.