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Andy Boarman, Part II – An Interview with Darrell Sanders

Last summer I wrote a post about Andy Boarman, “The Banjo Man of West Virginia.” My father-in-law knew Andy in Hedgesville and often wondered about the local barber who moonlighted as a player and builder of banjos and was rumored … Continue reading

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Coal Tattoo

Coal mining songs make up a significant and powerful contribution to the bluegrass and folk music repertoire. The Merle Travis classic “Dark as a Dungeon” has become a bluegrass standard and never fails to affect the listener with its grave … Continue reading

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Andy Boarman – “The Banjo Man”

Here’s a great story from my father-in-law… When he was a physician in West Virginia he knew a man by the name of Andy Boarman. Andy was a barber in Hedgesville and was known to be a fine banjo player … Continue reading

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