Dock Boggs

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Moran Lee Boggs, 7 February 1898, Norton, Virginia, USA, d. 7 February 1971. Boggs was known for his unusual banjo style, which he learned from a black musician in Virginia. The technique involved a lower tuning of the banjo. Despite Boggs’ interest in music, his devoutly religious wife frowned on music as a profession, so he continued playing as a hobby. Boggs had recorded briefly for Brunswick Records in 1927. He spent more than 40 years as a miner and turned again to music once he had... Read more

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folk
country
blues
banjo
americana
bluegrass
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