Ema Lou Wilson

Here is a strong farm woman with a holy voice, supplely curving through old mountain song lines, quiet with immense strength, perfectly confident and true. Lou Wilson loved fun, too, and had a schoolgirl fancy for the great radio singers who created early country music in East Tennessee.  Her life was hitched to the greatest fiddlers of the Powell Valley, but Lou created her own legacy—the last voice for many manifest beauties and merriments.