Del Wood - Upright, Low Down and Honky Tonk (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 25:41 minutes | 1027 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Polly Adelaide Hendricks Hazelwood, known professionally as Del Wood, was an American queen of the honky-tonk piano. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifetime resident of Nashville, she was surrounded by the influences of early country music and the remaining vestiges of ragtime, particularly through the guitar pickers. She took up piano at age five, and played ragtime, gospel, and country music. Despite her parent's best efforts to encourage a direction towards classical music, the environment in Nashville, plus the early local programming on radio, convinced her that she wanted to play piano in the honky-tonk style. Her dream goal was the Grand Ole Opry, something she would realize in her early 30s.