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ballad singer, Mascot
National Heritage Fellowship award (1986)

Born in Kentucky, Nimrod Workman (1895-1994) spent most of his life as a coal miner in West Virginia before moving to East Tennessee, where he lived at the time of his heritage award. A strong a capella Appalachian singer, Workman sang both traditional mountain ballads and labor songs from his decades of union activism.

National Heritage Award profile

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