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Convention a passport to lost musical territory

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Old-time and bluegrass music, like that featured at the 79th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, is a ticket to what one music writer called "the old, weird America."

By Shannon Watkins

California-born music writer and critic Greil Marcus once used the term “old, weird America” to refer to the sound of the songs collected on the popular and enduring “Anthology of American Folk Music.”


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