Friday, March 13, 2009

W. VA. Ramblers

W. VA. Ramblers

Banjo – Bert Garvin
Bass – Keith Garvin
Guitar – Glen Bradshaw
Mandolin : Leonard Spurlock

32121 - Lord I Can't Make it Without You
32122 – W. VA. Stomp

Bert Garvin was a railway worker from Flatwoods, Kentucky, close to the big Russell yards where a number of good musicians used to work. In his youth, Burt heard a great variety of banjo players, ranging from his father's clawhammer style to a number of ‘classical banjo’ virtuosos who played with four fingers. In high school, he became friends with the late fiddler Curley Parker who made a number of pioneer bluegrass recordings.

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