Lonesome Valley Sally was her stage name; her real name was
Alexandra Kaspura. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She was a part of Shorty Fincher and his Cotton Pickers group
for a time when they were on the WWVA Original Jamboree out
of Wheeling, West Virginia.
She said she started her radio work in 1934 at a Pittsburgh
radio station and it was there she met Shorty Fincher and his group.
As it so happens sometimes, Shorty had a vacancy in the act and
she was signed up.
She mentioned that they traveled through the southern states
for over three years and had a hobby of collecting souvenirs from
In 1937, she said she spent six months with a 'dramatic road show'
and enjoyed the experience.
Credits & Sources
- Shorty Fincher and his Cotton Pals; Souvenir Folio; Publication