Kanawha Records

The Kanawha label was founded by Ken Davidson in the early 1960s in West Virginia. The original purpose of the label was to document old-time music in the area, primarily fiddle music. The label hit pay dirt when they released an album by Clark Kessinger, a highly regarded old-time fiddler who hadn’t been heard of for years. After a detour to Florida, the label moved to Dayton and started recording some bluegrass records. They included LPs by the Hagan Brothers, Dorsey Harvey (on subsidiary label Poca River), and Ron Thomason, and a single by Chris Montgomery.

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