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Jamey Spratt

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Dan Padgett

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Tut Taylor

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Tony Reece

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Randy Pasley

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Phil & Gaye Johnson

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David Johnson

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Tut Taylor

Resonator guitar and mandolin player

Wilkesboro, NC (Wilkes County)

Known as the "flat-picking Dobro man," Tut Taylor developed his own style of resonator guitar playing using a flat pick. The list of musicians he played with over the years is a who's-who of country and bluegrass music that includes greats such as Roy Acuff, Grandpa Jones, Norman Blake, and John Hartford. Through performances, recordings, and jam sessions, Tut shared his style and his love of music with mountain music fans for decades. In 1996, he was named Dobro Player of the Year by the city of Tmava in Slovakia, home of the Dopyera Brothers, inventors of Dobro guitars.

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Jamey Spratt

Bluegrass and oldtime musician

Ellenboro, NC (Rutherford County)

Multi-instrumentalist Jamey Spratt plays bluegrass banjo with bands from Rutherford County where he grew up, continuing a family tradition of performing music.

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Tony Reece

Dobro player

Zionville, NC (Watauga County)

"It's been a wild ride," Tony Reece says of his musical career. "Along the way, I've gotten to play with a lot of great people." Tony Reece, an award-winning Dobro player, has played with the Krüger Brothers, Chris Thile, Amantha Mill, and the bluegrass band Buncombe Turnpike. He won the Resonator Guitar National Championship in 2004.

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