Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 21 April 1984

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Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 21 April 1984

Postby dbennett » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:21 am

Buna Vesta Presnell Hicks (1888 - 1984) died in Wayne County North Carolina. Buna married Roby Monroe Hicks (1882 - 1957) who made banjos and dulcimers and both were well-known singers and musicians.

Ralph Lee Smith wrote in Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions: “Roby and Buna were married when Roby was 15 and Buna was 13. Both said in independent interviews that when Buna was 11, 13-year old Roby came courting, carrying a dulcimer, which he showed her how to play. This would have been around 1898-1899, about 15 years after the Stranger from the West passed through.”

Buna and Roby had nine children one of whom was Stanley Hicks (1911–1989) also a well-known banjo and dulcimer maker.

• Pretty Fair Maiden - Buna Hicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9y6Jrj42Sw
• Buna and Bertha: Appalachian Ballad Singers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-tQGxNllag
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Re: Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 21 April 1984

Postby dbennett » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 am

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Frank Proffitt and Buna Hicks 1959
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