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Video: Mean Mary on Fast Banjo — Iron Horse

 . Iron Horse We rode the plains as lovers do We raced beneath the summer sun My dusky eyes met his so blue Our soaring spirits breathed as one . … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

Video: Doc Watson & Earl Scruggs Perform “John Hardy” at Doc’s home

Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and their sons perform the Appalachian ballad John Hardy at Doc’s home. — On January 19, 1894, the Wheeling Daily Register published the following story: “John … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Bill Monroe sings “The Wayfaring Stranger”

The legendary Bill Monroe sings “The Wayfaring Stranger,” a well-known American folk and gospel song likely originating in the early 19th century about a plaintive soul on the journey through life. … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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