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This Week in Banjo History

9/14/1945 - Fred Sokolow born in Los Angeles, CA. Read more....

9/16/1946 - Scruggs made his first recording with Bill Monroe, “Heavy Traffic Ahead.” Read more....

9/18/1952 - Carl Jackson born in Louisville, MS. Read more....

9/16/1972 - The first "Walnut Valley Festival" is held in Winfield, KS. Known to most as "Winfield" it will evolve into a four-day festival with contests playing a major part, including the National Bluegrass Banjo contest. Read more....

9/13/2006 - Earl Scruggs is honored at Turner Field in Atlanta as part of the pre-game show for an Atlanta Braves home game. Organizers set a world record for the most banjo players (239) playing one tune together (Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"). Read more....

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