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wilco 1920 - How common family bands?? (15) 1920 - How common family bands?? 18 Nov 06


It seems that family bands used to be much more common than they are now. Recently, I was reading an interview with Norman Blake, where he commented on this, in the context of performing primarily with his wife, at this point in his professional life.

Norman sugested that they began to disappear when radio appeared, with commercial recording. What happened??

I've been promoting family bands in my music store the last few years, using a few bands as examples. We have lots of children who are students, and many of them are home-schooled.

Any suggestions of good examples of family bands. I use the Lovell Sisters, from a nearby community, as an example. They won the Prarie Home Companion teen competion last year. They're great role models.

Thanks!!!!

Steve Daugherty
East Tennessee


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