From what we can tell, Tommy Mayersky started entertaining folks
in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York about 1947 or so.
At about mid-1953, he was singing with Bud Moore's group. He made
his radio debut over WCPA out of Clearfield, Pennsylvania and did appearances
all across the eastern seaboard. He had done guest shots on shows with
such known hillbilly acts as Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, Tex Ritter,
Hank Williams, and Gene Autry. He was said to have one of the largest
collections of cowboy clothes on the east coast.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 27 (July 1953); American Folk Publications,
Inc.; Derby, CT.