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Bluegrass Memoirs: Visiting Rusty York (Part 2)
Bluegrass MemoirsAug 11, 2021

Editor's note: Read part one of Industrial Strength Bluegrass and the Dayton Bluegrass Reunion here In 1987 I became involved with CityFolk's Dayton Bluegrass Reunion, "An All-Star Salute to Dayton's 40 Year Bluegrass History." Between October 1987 and March 1989, I worked by mail and telephone to help shape the Reunion, planned for April 1989. …

Bluegrass Memoirs: Visiting Rusty York (Part 2)
Bluegrass MemoirsJun 25, 2021

On April 22, 1989, Cityfolk, a Dayton, Ohio-based concert series, mounted their most ambitious evening to date, The Dayton Bluegrass Reunion, "An All-Star Salute to Dayton's 40 Year Bluegrass History." It was held at Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton. I'm reminded of this concert now because of an essay I wrote for its program booklet:…

Bluegrass Memoirs: Visiting Rusty York (Part 2)
Bluegrass MemoirsApr 30, 2021

(Editor's note: Read part one of Neil V. Rosenberg's Bluegrass Memoir on the Earl Scruggs Celebration of 1987 here. Read part two here.) Boiling Springs, NC on Saturday, September 26, 1987: My workshop in the Gardner-Webb College Library with Snuffy Jenkins, Pappy Sherrill and the Hired Hands ended at 4:30 that afternoon when Dan X.…

Bluegrass Memoirs: Visiting Rusty York (Part 2)
Bluegrass MemoirsApr 2, 2021

(Editor's note: Read part 1 of Neil V. Rosenberg's series on the 1987 Earl Scruggs Celebration here.) My diary for Saturday September 26, 1987 -- Earl Scruggs Celebration day at Gardner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, North Carolina -- begins with an entry on foodways: I meet Tom (Hanchett) and Carol (Sawyer) at 7:30 and we…

Bluegrass Memoirs: Visiting Rusty York (Part 2)
Bluegrass MemoirsFeb 10, 2021

I first heard the music of Etta Baker on a record in 1957. Not until thirty years later did I see her perform live, in the context of a bluegrass-oriented event, on September 26, 1987 at Gardner-Webb College's Second Annual Earl Scruggs Music Celebration.  Gardner-Webb (G-W) is in Boiling Springs, N.C., an hour's drive south…

Bluegrass Memoirs: Visiting Rusty York (Part 2)
Bluegrass Memoirs: Visiting Rusty York (Part 2)