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Riley Baugus is a native North Carolinian who reveres the music of the Southern Appalachians. In this second part of van Vleck's conversation with Baugus, the two men discuss the banjo player's progress after high school, his work as a welder, and the importance of his work on the movie COLD MOUNTAIN.
Riley Baugus, of Walkertown near Winston-Salem, is a self-taught banjo player and builder who plucks the ancient melodies of Appalachia. His parents were not musicians, but they immersed him in this style of music from an early age. The first instrument he mastered was the fiddle, followed by the guitar and banjo.
Murphy introduces readers to musician David Holt, whose tunes reveal information about music and life in the Southern Appalachians. Holt created the Appalachian Music Program at Warren Wilson College in 1975.