1880, Clay County, Kentucky. With a name as loaded as Mary Magdalene Garland
Mills Stewart Jackson Stamos, the woman who bore it would have to be equally powerful. Otherwise known as Aunt Molly Jackson, she was a loud voice for the working people, particularly the coal miners, and she desperately fought for unions and people’s rights. Singing her heart out to whomever she could, Aunt Molly never let her laboring Kentuckians be forgotten.
Aunt Molly was born into a world of unions and working men. Her father opened a grocery store for miners when she was just three, but failing to pay back their credit, the store was shut down two years later and he was sent to the coal mines. When she was six, her mother died from tuberculosis. As if this were not tragic enough, little Mary Garland was sent to jail at ten... Read More
Aunt Molly Jackson - Ragged Hungry Blues (Pt.1)
Aunt Molly Jackson - Ragged Hungry Blues (Pt.2)