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Moods: Type: Acoustic Country: Americana Country: Old-Timey Folk: String Band Folk: Traditional Folk

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United States - Indiana

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Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham

Brad Leftwich has long been seen as a gold standard for traditional old-time fiddling, and a highly-regarded banjo player and singer as well. He grew up in Oklahoma in a family with at least three generations of old-time musicians, and learned directly from such legendary masters as Tommy Jarrell, Melvin Wine, Violet Hensley, and the Hammonds family. In over 40 years performing and teaching, he has released 12 feature recordings to stellar reviews, appeared on dozens of anthologies, and created teaching materials that define the genre. He has entertained at the White House, backed up Doc Watson on stage, and counts the late Buck Owens and John Hartford among his admirers. His bands have included Plank Round, Leftwich & Higginbotham, The Humdingers, Tom, Brad & Alice and currently, the Hogwire Stringband with Linda Higginbotham, Sam Bartlett and Abby Ladin.

Linda Higginbotham is from a family of musicians and colorful characters with deep roots in the pioneer heritage of Indiana, Kentucky, and Arkansas. She learned guitar from her father, a Tin Pan Alley songwriter, and was introduced to old-time music as a teenager in New York by Miles Krassen. She moved to Bloomington, Indiana in the early 1970s and helped start an active community based on old-time music and dance. She began playing clawhammer banjo and banjo ukulele after meeting Brad, and together they spent many hours visiting and learning from older musicians in the Appalachians, Ozarks and Midwest. She is widely known for popularizing the banjo uke in old-time music.

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