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Ten years before the outbreak of World War II, Charlotte was a town where many country and bluegrass musicians performed and perfected their styles before Nashville became \"the\" place to be. Davis discusses some of these musicians, including Charlie and Bill Monroe.
Jerry Ball, an employee of the Esso Standard Oil Company's North Carolina sales division in Charlotte, will do anything for a buck. Piano playing and fund raising are avocations of Ball's, as he puts on fantastic concerts to raise money, making him a local living legend in North Carolina.