Label: Rural Rhythm Records - RR-JEM-247 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Bluegrass
Joseph Emmett Mainer grew up on a farm in the mountains near Weaverville, North Carolina and learned to play the banjo and fiddle from an early age. Since Wadehis brother, also was interested in learning to play the banjo, he left that to Wade and concentrated on the fiddle.
Soon, Mainer began performing at local country barn dances. He found work at a textile mill in Knoxville, Tennessee but moved to Concord, North Carolina Pensami (Jurame) - Julio Iglesias - Starry Night (VHS) for another work in a mill.
Mainer's fame as a fiddler rose and sponsored by the Crazy Water Crystals inhe and his newly formed band consisting of J. Mainer and his Crazy Mountaineers. Wade Mainer and Zeke Morris temporarily left the band in the early to form a duo. In the summer ofWade and Zeke returned to record with "the mountaineers". The next year, inWade Mainer formed the "Sons of the Mountaineers". Shortly, a new change of personnel occurred when Leonard "Lester" Stokes and George Morris became members of "the mountaineers" calling themselves "Handsome and Sambo".
They added Snuffy Jenkins on banjo on the following recording session. The band continued to perform on radio stations in both North and South Carolina. Between andthe year of his death, Drag Me Down - God Lives Underwater - God Lives Underwater hundreds of post-war recordings were released on Rural Rhythm Records.
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