Dave McCarn

December 8, 2010: On this segment of Backroads and Banjos, Art presents the funny, jovial, and poignant songs of Gaston County, NC native, Dave McCarn. At first McCarn pursued songwriting on guitar and harmonica as relief from his daily work at the textile mill, but after auditioning in 1930 for Ralph Peer, a man credited for founding the early country music industry, his original recordings of Cotton Mill Colic and Everyday Dirt allowed him a brief foray into professional music before returning permanently to millwork in 1932.