Nimrod Workman

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.