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September 24, 2020

24 September – remembering Obed “Dad” Pickard (22 July 1874 – 24 September 1954) of The Pickard Family one of the earliest acts on the Grand Ole Opry, becoming regulars in 1926. Pickard was a talented multi-instrumentalist and his group The Pickard Family were probably the first traditional vocal family to broadcast, predating the Carter Family by over a year.

PICKARD FAMILY Walking In The Parlour. B.A.C.M. 84

OLD TIME TUNES & SONGS 1926 – 1937. B.A.C.M. 340

THE COLUMBIA LABEL Classic Old Time Music. B.A.C.M. 57

THE PANACHORD LABEL Early Country Music. B.A.C.M. 30