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By Marty Godbey

 

In this primary biography of mythical banjoist J. D. Crowe, Marty Godbey charts the existence and occupation of 1 of bluegrass's most vital innovators. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Crowe picked up the banjo while he used to be 13 years outdated, encouraged via a Flatt & Scruggs functionality on the Kentucky Barn Dance. Godbey relates the lengthy, special occupation that undefined, as Crowe played and recorded either solo and as a part of such various ensembles as Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, the all-acoustic Kentucky Mountain Boys, and the progressive New South, who created an adventurously eclectic model of bluegrass through merging rock and kingdom tune affects with conventional types. Over the a long time, this hugely influential staff introduced the careers of many different clean skills comparable to Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Doyle Lawson.
 
With a selective discography and drawing from greater than twenty interviews with Crowe and dozens extra with the avid gamers who understand him top, Crowe at the Banjo: The track lifetime of J. D. Crowe is the definitive track biography of a real bluegrass original.

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