Vernon Judd

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Vernon and Zora Judd were an elderly farm couple from Irvine, KY, who still plowed with mules.  They were good friends of Asa Martin's and would come over to his house regularly for a few old time tunes and a few stiff shots of bourbon.  Normally Zora played guitar but she knew all of Vernon's banjo pieces herself and so, on a trip when I had a banjo along, I encouraged them to attempt a few charming duets.  Rarely did any of them except Asa sing, but on this occasion Zora offered a few satirical verses.

Part of the booklet notes, written by Mark Wilson, to the Musical Traditions Records 4-CD set Meeting's a Pleasure (MTCD341-4)