El Watson and the Ghost of Esley Riddle

By July 28, 1927, the Bristol Sessions were looking like a bit of a dud.  Ralph Peer had been recording for three days, and though he’d heard some good music—most of it from Ernest Stoneman and his friends and family in various combinations—he hadn’t heard anything that sounded like a game-changer for Peer or for … Continue reading El Watson and the Ghost of Esley Riddle