Thursday, February 19, 2009
McMichen in Louisville
On the left is a photo circa 1948 of Pappy McMichen's place (click to enlarge).
I moved to Louisville in June 2008. The house I bought is on Spring St. just a few houses from the Spring St. Bar and Grill which was previously owned by Clayton McMichen.
Who was Clayton McMichen? Clayton, nicknamed Pappy, was from the Atlanta region. He was probably the all-time greatest fiddler in Country music. He was a founding member of the Skillet Lickers one of the most popular string bands in the 1920s.
Pappy moved to Louisville in 1932 and his bands featured some of the best musicians in the country including Merle Travis.