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Don Reno

Red Smiley

Arthur Lee "Red" Smiley, an influential bluegrass rhythm guitarist and singer, was born in Marshall...
Dave Sturgill

Dave Sturgill

When Dave Sturgill was young, he would visit his grandfather's cousin, Fid Sturgill, a fiddler...
Carl Story

Carl Story

With an entertaining career that spanned more than 60 years, Carl Story has been called...
Manco Sneed

Manco Sneed

One of Western North Carolina's legendary old-time fiddlers, Manco Sneed was born in Jackson County....
Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor was widely recognized as an especially gifted and productive basket maker in the...
Elsie Trivette

Elsie Trivette

For well over half a century, Elsie Trivette practiced and perfected handicrafts that she learned...
Doug & Jack Wallin

Doug Wallin

Born in 1919 and raised deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Madison County, Doug...
Frank Proffitt

Frank Proffitt

Tom Dooley might never have become a household name outside of Northwest North Carolina had...
Sam Queen

Sam Queen

Sam Queen was born in 1889 in Waynesville. Haywood County has long been an area...
Ola Belle Reed

Ola Belle Reed

One of thirteen children in a musical family in Lansing, North Carolina, Ola Wave Campbell...
Del Reeves

Del Reeves

Franklin Delano "Del" Reeves was born in Sparta, the youngest of 11 children. He learned...
Don Reno

Don Reno

Don Reno was one of the most distinctive and influential banjo players in the history...