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For the past twenty-five years, Kinston in Lenoir County has been a bluegrass music center. The town is home to the Eastern North Carolina Bluegrass Association. Carol Tyndall, the president of the association, is unique in that she doesn't sing or play a musical instrument, but she loves the music so much that she has devoted twenty years to the organization. Westbrook recounts how it grew from its start in an old barn in 1981 to a bluegrass venue where bands are booked for performance almost a year in advance. Kinston is host to the Annual Kinston Winter Bluegrass Festival, which is also unique because it is held indoors during wintertime. Started in 1994, the festival attracts over 1,800 fans to the two-day event.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 12, May 2007, p120-122, 124, 126-127, il, por Periodical Website
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