Bill Cramp, lived in Oakland but was born in Monticello, Maine, and lived there until he was three; then he moved to Patten. At nineteen he moved to Medway and married there the following spring (1901). Cramp spent most of his life working in the woods and learned most of his songs there. After retiring from the woods, he worked as a baker in his daughter’s restaurant in Oakland.
Date of Birth
Oakland, Maine, James O’Hara, Sandy Ives, "The Blackwater Side", “The Depot Camp”, Monticello, woods, baker, singer
Ethnomusicology | Folklore | Oral History
Cramp, Bill, "Bill Cramp" (1883). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 3.