Cody Shuler

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Berlin "Berl" Ledford

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The Primitive Quartet

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James Metcalf

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Berlin "Berl" Ledford

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The Smoky Mountain Boys

Gospel bluegrass band

Jackson, Swain, and Graham Counties

The Smoky Mountain Boys, whose members are Graham and Jackson County natives, have been performing and recording bluegrass gospel music for more than twenty years. The band consists of lead singer and guitarist Dwight Bradshaw, from Almond, Scott Sutton of Sylva, who plays banjo, Dobro, and guitar, fellow Sylva resident Eric Lambert, who plays bass and sings baritone, and mandolinist Cameron Bradshaw. They perform a mixture of traditional Smoky Mountain-style bluegrass gospel and Dwight Bradshaw's original gospel compositions.

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Nick Chandler and Delivered

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Charlie Edwards

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Carl Story

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Carl Story

Bluegrass musician

Caldwell County, NC

With an entertaining career that spanned more than 60 years, Carl Story has been called "The Father of Bluegrass Gospel Music," and he is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Story played fiddle with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys starting in 1942, before joining the Navy in 1943. After his discharge, Story helped shape the bluegrass gospel style and led a band that served as a training ground for many musicians.

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