Moonshine Kate, 1909-1994

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Country music performer. Born 1909. Real name: Rosa Lee Carson. Daughter of legendary fiddler, Fiddlin' John Carson. Career most active mid-1920s-early 1930s. Recognized as one of the earliest country performers to make commercial recordings and perform on the radio. Best known for her portrayal of Moonshine Kate, a character created as part of a comedy routine with her father. During the late 1920s performed with her father on station WSB Atlanta.

From the description of Oral history interview with Moonshine Kate [sound recording] ; 1985 November 22; interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Chris Skinker. 1985 Nov. 22. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841068

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associatedWith Carson, Fiddlin' John, 1868-1949. person
associatedWith Green, Archie. person
associatedWith Johnson, Wayne; person
associatedWith Rumble, John W.; person
associatedWith Skinker, Chris; person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Women country musicians
Women country musicians
Country music
Country musicians
Country musicians


Birth 1909-10-10

Death 1994



Ark ID: w6nz86d8

SNAC ID: 32916455