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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Edith Clark


Edith Clark
Instrument: vocal
Description: Clark played her first gig at the age of 12 with her uncle. She received a scholarship to the Samuel Houston College in Austin, Texas where she studied harmony and theory under Edward Boatner, who has arranged such gospel songs as Go Tell It On The Mountain. She also studied under R. Nathaniel Dett who wrote Juba Dance.


After college, Clark gigged all over Texas with the Major James Robinson Orchestra before settling in Gary, Indiana, with her new husband, Robert Green, where they formed Emperor and Empress Green and The Dictators of Rhythm. Clark also played with the Boyd Atkins Combo. She went on the road as a single act booked by agencies all over the country including the Associated Booking Agency, Chicago; Lou Posey Agency, Columbus; Wally Johnson Agency, Cincinnati; The Belmont Agency, Seattle; and Leon Claxton.


My father was born in Wytheville, Virginia near the North Carolina Line. He made his first snare drum from the skin of a mountain lion he had killed himself while hunting in the mountains.
Edith Clark

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC22-11

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Edith Clark
Instrument: vocal

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC22-12

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.