Posted by Walter R. (Ron) Leigh on February 12, 19102 at 19:45:27:
In Reply to: When you first heard Earl's banjo posted by butch on February 08, 19102 at 23:52:44:
Born in 1936 and living in Shelby,NC, I probably heard him first on the opry which we listened to every Sat nite. Also remembering seeing him at the Carolina theater with Bill(possibly his first hometown appearance)as a member of his band. As Earl states there were a number of three finger banjo pickers and one of the best was Lloyd McGraw who played a couple of times with Bill at the opry but turned down the opportunity to return home. He and my dad, Walt, played locally.
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