The Women of Southern Songbirds - Matokie Slaughter

The Women of Southern Songbirds

Matokie Slaughter:

Matokie Slaughter was born in the farming community of Pulaski, Virginia. She describes her banjo style as "old time", a way of playing which has changed little over several generations. She has invented her own unique picking style which many other banjo players seek to imitate. She played on local radio in the 1930's and was frequently mistaken for a man, because she seldom spoke, but let her instrument speak for her. Matokie's music appears on two county albums, "The Clawhammer Banjo: Volumes One and Three" and with Alice Gerrard and The Back Creek Buddies.

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