Bluegrass

Old Fort Mountain Music

Old Fort Mountain Music

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Junior Appalachian Musicians

Junior Appalachian Musicians

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Russ Jordan

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Big Country Bluegrass

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Larry Keith

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Stoney Creek Boys

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L.W. Lambert

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Stoney Creek Boys

Mountain music band

Buncombe County, NC

For over forty years, the Stoney Creek Boys have been ambassadors of mountain music. Bass player Boyd Black explains that their music is a mixture of "bluegrass, country, western swing, and mountain folk tunes, because people are all different, and we hope to do something that everyone will enjoy."

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Ralph Lewis

Bluegrass musician

Enka, NC (Buncombe County)

Like so many seventh sons of seventh sons, Ralph Lewis' life was distinguished by all sorts of surprising and momentous turns. He was raised in Madison County in a musical family, and his older brothers Blanco and Erwin were touring professional musicians. When Blanco lost his life in World War II, Ralph, at the age of fifteen, joined Erwin on the road. They traveled around the country playing a music they called boogie, a country-rock-n-roll hybrid that predated many of the famous bands who made such a fusion widely popular.

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L.W. Lambert

Banjo player and bluegrass musician

Olin, NC (Iredell County)

Banjo picker Luin Wilford Lambert, Jr., was born in 1926, in the Summers community of Wilkes County. His father, L.W., and mother, Grace Luella Gregory Lambert, both played banjo, and in 1938 they formed a family band called the Carolina Neighbors. With L.W. Sr. on the banjo, L.W. Jr. on the guitar, and his sister LaVaughn on the mandolin, the group played at local social events.

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