Cora Mae Bryant was the daughter of Georgia guitar legend Curley Weaver. She remembers, “When the weekend came, Daddy would come and get me. We did not know the difference between night and day.”
How We Helped:
Music Maker provided Cora Mae with sustenance grants for prescription medicine, moving expenses, and utility bills. It has also recorded Cora Mae’s 3 CDs and given radio service to her music. She is featured in the book Music Makers: Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America (2004).
Curley would perform from one house party to the next often meeting up with his friends Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. “When we was out partying, they loved to hear all Curley’s songs but two they especially loved was Ticket Agent, and Tricks Ain’t Working No More. You could really hear their feet stomping. Daddy and I used to sing Wee-Wee Hours together, it was really pretty.” Cora Mae was there, taking it all in, singing along, sitting on the knees of the men that created this music.
Cora Mae Bryant was a blues scholar; her house was a blues museum. She could tell you everything one needed to know of the old blues.