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Lately we’ve been listening to Charlie Poole a lot in the Porsche. “Absolute country music pioneer,” Bernie says. “And one of the great boozers in music, right up there with Hank Williams.”
I’m a music-lover myself – Roy Eldridge and his trumpet, Elmore James and his slide guitar – but Charlie Poole turns out to be a banjo player and there’s something about the banjo that hurts my ears. Bernie loves the banjo, has talked about getting one more than once. When it comes to ears there are big differences between me and Bernie.
“I think there’s a Charlie Poole festival somewhere in North Carolina every spring. Would that be fun or what?”
I wasn’t sure. First I’d heard of North Carolina, and what if there were lots of dudes playing banjos?
Meanwhile Bernie cranks up the volume. “This is my favorite cut.”
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