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In a mesmerizing set, musician Nora Brown breathes new life into two old-time banjo tunes: “East Virginia” and “John Brown’s Dream.” An evocative performance paired with a quick history of the banjo’s evolution.
During the Civil War, northern soldiers sang this song as they marched off to battle. The song is of unknown origin although a number of people claimed authorship. After Julia … Continue reading →
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