Donated by Charlie Owens
My father, Charles Rudolph Owens (1900-1956), made about 1923 - dad was an accomplished musician, played violin, sax and clarinet. He had his own orchestra in the 1920s and 30s called the "Kentucky Cardinals." The band�wore tuxedos with bright red dinner jackets, they played dances all over eastern Kentucky including many at UK in Lexington.He was also working with the L&N RR during this time and the band finally�broke up�in the late 1930s�and dad settled down to his job with�RR.
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