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Featured for the first time on
the Atlanta Time Machine is a tribute to a one-man band, a colorful and
eccentric musical tradition that dates back several centuries. Joseph Olin Fincher (aka J.O.
Fincher), put together an act that featured his talents on
harmonica, guitar, bass, drums, the
fiddle and several horns all within the same song. Fincher's
daughter Nancy was good enough to send me the images below,
which are admittedly a little on the grainy side but well
worth sharing anyhow. Fincher, who was also a comedian,
appeared on the WSB Barn Dance, a hillbilly radio program
along the lines of the Grand Ole Opry. It's a little
tough to read, but the caption on the second photo reads as
follows: "He's a one man band. Here's Olin Fincher, the
one man band as he will appear on the WSB Barn Dance as it
will broadcast from the stage of the Erlanger
Theater on Saturday evening."
Fincher, who was born in 1916
in Dacula and expired in 1997
in Lithia Springs, was buried
in Crestlawn cemetery in NW Atlanta.