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Archive: April 2018 (1 Post)

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

No ordinary banjo

Posted by: Nicole Saylor

This is a guest post by acquisitions coordinator Todd Harvey of the American Folklife Center. Today the American Folklife Center accessioned an extraordinary, hand-crafted North Carolina banjo. The instrument was built in 1961 by Frank Proffitt, Sr., of western North Carolina, and given to the eminent folk musician and dancer Douglas Kennedy, of the English …