Old Les Duncan as they called him liked to refer to himself as a "...hillbilly
entertainer, rather than a musician". He was born near an old Indian
burying ground named Fort Hill that was located in a community that was
once known as Factory Hollow.
Les grew up in the rural areas and would walk two miles each way to
go to school and church from their house, which was between two hills
on the bank of a stream.
In 1953, he was playing out of Pittsford, New York. He kept busy with
personal appearances with his band, doing spots at the local schools,
night clubs. They specialized in round and square dances. He was also said
to be a popular performer for novelties that pleased the large crowds they
said the band attracted.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No.28; September 1953, American Folk Publications, Inc.;