Kincaid, Bradley

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Kincaid, Bradley

Kincaid, Bradley, American folk-song collector and singer; b. Point Leavell, Ky., July 13, 1895; d. Springfield, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1989. He began to sing and play the guitar as a child, and after serving in the U.S. Army in World War I, he went to Chicago and studied at the YMCA Coll. He made his first appearances as a singer on the “National Barn Dance” radio program, and subsequently sang on the “Grand Ole Opry” in Nashville, Term. He also owned his own radio station in Springfield, Ohio (1949–53). As a folk-song collector, he publ. 13 songbooks containing material from traditional sources, as well as some compositions of his own.


L. Jones, Radio’s Kentucky Mountain Boy, B. K. (Berea, Ky., 1980).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire