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The Sixties in Folk Music / 13. Todd Grant

I guess it all started when I was about 10 years old. That would have been 1951. Lots of Hank Williams on the radio, Ernest Tubb, Benny Goodman—you remember the days. I lived on the east side of town, down … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 8. Ernie Brooks

Ernie Brooks
My Brush with a Career in Music
A slight but minor one to be sure, but I’ve enjoyed every moment (almost). Like most, my mother played the main role, because in the days just before, during, and after WWII, you … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 4. Dan Barrows

DAN BARROWS
Musings of the Iopan and Other Things
Pre-Iopan. In 1958, I was directing TV at a small television station in Zanesville, Ohio. One day, members of a touring religious drama company called “The Bishop’s Company” (hereafter sometimes called “the Company”) … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 3. Bill Berner

Bill Berner
by Marilyn Berner
Bill Berner was born in Buffalo, New York, to immigrant parents William and Apolonia, in March 1934. His father was from Stuttgart, Germany, and his mother was a native of Poland. This is an unverified story that … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 2. Tony Townsend Part I.

Tony Townsend
The Growing Season: The Noctambulist, Rondo, & Iopan
I arrived early that night and parked at the rear. There was no one around. Looking down the dark corridor toward Canon Perdido Street, I saw that other businesses were closed. But … Continue reading

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