Bluegrass Bus Museum

 

You are here

Blind Alfred Reed

Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary

 Appalachian VisionaryBlind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary is finding its way into record stores nearly 90 years after Reed was first recorded. Born blind on June 15, 1880, in Floyd County, Virginia, Alfred Reed grew up on a West Virginia farm. In the 1920s, when radio became available in his area, Alfred listened to and enjoyed performances by several of the era’s popular singers. Alfred would purchase songbooks and hymnbooks, and his wife Nettie would read the lyrics to him.

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer