1/04/2014

Ephemera: The Hillbillies (c.1930)


The back of this was some sort of press postcard info about this group, "The Hillbillies." Names: Lefty, Jed, Ezra, and Ben. Feels like they're stolen from a 5-cent comic, huh?

I love the spooky moon in the background!

Also: check out that banjo -- English zither type! Who are these guys? Canadians?

1 comment:

Claude said...

Ted Ford was a Lancsman from the Liverpool area. Ben Evans was a fellow Brit he met in White Plains, NY.
They began recording for the Regal Zonophone label in 1934 and broke up when war reached Britain in 1939.
I haven't found anything more on them.