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Uncle Don and His Lonesome Road Boys


About The Artist

Uncle Don's real name was Donald H. Dean and his band had been performing over WYVE in Wytheville, Virginia for about two years when we found mention of them in a Cowboy Songs article in 1953. Don played guitar and harmonica. Uncle Don was a veteran by this time, for he had been entertaining folks for nearly 18 years by then, which would indicate his career started around 1935.

He was also a songwriter and had composed about 30 songs by then. His two biggest hits were said to be "Cab Driver's Blues" and "Gospel Train".

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No.28; September 1953, American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

Appearance History This Month

August 10, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Moultrie-Douglas County Fair
Arthur, IL
Uncle Don

August 15, 1937

Wisconsin Valley Fair & Exposition
Wausau, WI
Uncle Don

August 26, 1937
WLS On Parade
Dunn County Fair
Menominee, WI
Uncle Don

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