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Ore & Arlie

Ore and Arlie were sought after musicians in the North Carolina mountain region. I visited with them often and was able to capture on tape their rich sound and traditional style of playing. Ore played a “ringing” fiddle with passion and emotion. Arlie played a harmonica as if it were a voice, the guitar and a haunting steel head “dobro” guitar. They both sang, often in harmony, and their voices … whether solo or in duet …. would raise the hairs up on the back of my neck. 1970

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