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Death noted: Banjo picker Doug Dillard, at age 75 in Nashville. Although Dillard wasn’t a North Carolinian — he was born in Salem, Mo. — the one he played on TV played a key part in the bluegrass music revival of the 1960s. Dillard was a founder of the band bearing his surname — except […]

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“In my opinion, the way I see it, and I heard it all back then, there was bluegrass before Bill Monroe ever got into bluegrass. There are several tunes we recorded where the banjo sounds like bluegrass. The Morris Brothers also were playin’ like that. “Bill Monroe wasn’t doin’ any good, let me tell you, […]

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– The case against pardoning Gov. Holden. – How “Chicken” Stephens was named and claimed. – Pine, ‘shine and the decline of Buffalo City. – Avett Brothers on Flatt and Scruggs: “We wouldn’t even recognize their music.” – Mary Ann McQueen, Lucy Bryant and the tangled skein of racial identify.

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