Interview by Karl Dallas, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1979
The King of the bluegrass Mandolin discusses his approach to music, the influence of the blues, playing with the likes of Flatt & Scruggs, and gives his view of contemporary bluegrass artists such as the Dillards.
File format: mp3; file size: 9.4meg; Interview length: 10' 16"; sound quality: ***
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Audio transcript of interview by Karl Dallas, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1979
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