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The Origins of Bluegrass Music

I think Bill Monroe might have hired Stringbean more as a comedian to break the ice than for his banjo picking. Either that or because he was a good shortstop! Many early bluegrass bands had at least one member who did the rube comic act . . . a relic from minstrel and medicine show times. Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 7. Howard Pelky

Howard Pelky
Times Were Good…
Foreword
I am convinced that I would never have accomplished the degree of musical ability that I have, whatever that may be, if not for the support and encouragement of my mother, Syble, all through my school years. … Continue reading

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Studs Terkel dead at 96

Author-radio host-actor-activist and Chicago symbol Louis “Studs” Terkel died today at his Chicago home at age 96.  For a good article on his career, see the Chicago Tribune’s story by clicking HERE.
I remember Studs vividly from my days in Chicago … Continue reading

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