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Jim Rooney’s ‘long run’ through music

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ONE EVENING in 1951, in the Massachusetts town of Dedham, a young Irish-American teenager happened to tune in to the local radio station as a country band called The Confederate Mountaineers were playing.

Keeping it simple with American bluesman Eric Bibb

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ACOUSTIC BLUES singer-songwriter Eric Bibb was born in New York in 1951 and grew up surrounded by the Greenwich Village folk music and literary scene which included Bob Dylan, Dave Von Ronk, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Judy Collins, and Joan Baez.

 

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