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Ralph Stanley

Ralph Stanley talks about his mother's experience as a banjo player, playing at local square dances, and talks about how his mother influenced his music. He…
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Eddie and Martha Adcock

Eddie Adcock talks about growing up in Scottsville, Virginia and Martha Adcock talks about growing up in North Carolina. They each talk about their families,…
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Mike Auldridge

Mike Auldridge talks about his family's interest in music, focusing on his uncle Ellsworth Cozzens who played with the Blue and Gray Troubadours and played for…
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Kenny Baker

This interview with legendary fiddle player Kenny Baker begins with a discussion about when and where he was born, as well as the Baker family tradition of…
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Bill Clifton

In this interview with Bluegrass musician Bill Clifton, Clifton discusses his beginnings in music, his time in the Marines and the Peace Corps, giving up his…
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The Dillards

Mitchell Jayne and Dean Webb talk about when and where they were born. They then talk about their backgrounds in music and their lives before they joined The…
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Tom Gray

This interview with legendary bass player Tom Gray begins with a discussion about discovering Bluegrass music on the radio as a teenager. He then talks about…
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Ray and Melvin Goins

Ray and Melvin Goins talk about the people in their family who play music. They talk about the first song they learned to play, "Cripple Creek." They talk about…
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Earl Scruggs

This interview with Bluegrass music icon Earl Scruggs begins with a discussion of his childhood in Flint Hills (N.C.). Scruggs talks about his family, and talks…
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Curly Seckler

In this interview, Curly Seckler displays photographs from his (at the time) 70-year career in Bluegrass music. He talks about the many bands he worked with…
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Bill Keith

In this interview with Bill Keith, he discusses his introduction to music and his early experiences playing banjo. He describes how he developed a melodic style…
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Lance LeRoy

Lance LeRoy, longtime friend and manager of Lester Flatt, tells stories about the history of Bluegrass mainly revolving around Flatt's career. He talks about…
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Everett Lilly

Everett Lilly discusses his music career, mainly with his brother Bea as the Confederate Mountaineers (later renamed the Lilly Brothers). He talks about their…
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Jimmy Martin

In this interview with Bluegrass musician Jimmy Martin, Martin discusses his life and career beginning as a child in Tennessee, his audition with Bill Monroe,…
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Del McCoury

Del McCoury talks about his early interest in music, including a story about seeing Bill Monroe play at a drive-in theater as a child. He talks about learning…
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James Monroe

James Monroe is the son of Bluegrass music icon Bill Monroe. In this interview, he recalls memories of his father as both a parent and a Bluegrass legend. He…
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Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks talks about his childhood near Lebanon, Ohio, where his parents had migrated from Kentucky in search of jobs. He talks about musical talent in his…
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Alice Gerrard

Alice Gerrard discusses her childhood and early exposure to music. She talks about her introduction to the bluegrass and folk music scene at Antioch College and…
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Neil Rosenberg

Neil Rosenberg is the author of several books, including "Bluegrass: A History," "Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys: An Illustrated Discography," and…
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Sonny Osborne

Sonny Osborne describes his childhood home in Thousandsticks, near Hyden, Kentucky and tells several stories about his family demonstrating their rural…
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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger talks about his parents' influence on his early interest in music and discusses learning to play several instruments as a child. He tells the…
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Hazel Dickens

Hazel Dickens talks about her family life, her early involvement with music, and her family members' musical abilities. She talks about when she began writing…
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Pete Kuykendall

Pete Kuykendall was a member of the Country Gentlemen from 1958-1959, one of the founders of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, co-founder of Wynwood Music Company,…
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Ozaki Brothers

This interview with Yasushi Ozaki, Tatsuo Arita and Husashi Ozaki begins with a discussion of when and where they were born, as well as a description of what…
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Mac Wiseman

In this first interview with Mac Wiseman, Wiseman discusses his childhood, early musical influences, and how he began working in the music business. He…
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Josh Graves

This interview with acclaimed resonator guitar (dobro) player Josh Graves begins with a discussion of his background. He talks about his childhood and his…
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George Shuffler

George Shuffler talks about his introduction to music and his early work with bands like the Bailey Brothers, Melody Mountain Brothers, and comedy duo Mustard…
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Doyle Lawson

Doyle Lawson talks about his childhood growing up on a farm, teaching himself to play mandolin, banjo, and guitar. He talks about how he began in the music…
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Bobby Osborne

Bobby Osborne describes his early interest in music and the musicians who influenced his playing and singing style. He talks about beginning to play with the…
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Mac Wiseman

[This is the second part of an interview which began in interview 2017oh211_ibmm035 which can be accessed at…