Interview with Ramona Jones, March 25, 2006

Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ramona Jones, fiddle player, mandolin player, and wife of Grandpa Jones, discusses her life and career as a musician. She talks about growing up in Indiana in a rural area where she had no electricity or plumbing, and her family foraged for much of their food. She talks about learning to play music as a child, and being offered a job to work with Sunshine Sue while she was still in high school. She talks about meeting and marrying Grandpa Jones, and describes touring together, including a tour for the troops in Korea during the Korean War, working on the television show "Hee Haw", and running a dinner theater in Arkansas. She describes her friendships with various musicians, and her children's interest in music.

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2018oh255_ibmm049

Interviewee Name

Ramona Jones

Interviewer Name

Nancy Cardwell

Interview Date

2006-03-25

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Jones, Ramona Interview by Nancy Cardwell. 25 Mar. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jones, R. (2006, March 25). Interview by N. Cardwell. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jones, Ramona, interview by Nancy Cardwell. March 25, 2006, Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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