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Dixie Banner
Tony Ellis
Dixie Banner
Genres: Country, Folk
 
North Carolina native Tony Ellis comes from a family of traditional banjoists and fiddlers. Inspired by Flatt & Scruggs, he took up bluegrass banjo in the '50s. He studied for a time with Don Reno, and joined Bill Monroe's...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tony Ellis
Title: Dixie Banner
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Release Date: 2/2/2009
Genres: Country, Folk
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018964044428, 018964044411, 018964044442, 018964044428

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North Carolina native Tony Ellis comes from a family of traditional banjoists and fiddlers. Inspired by Flatt & Scruggs, he took up bluegrass banjo in the '50s. He studied for a time with Don Reno, and joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1960. He served a two-and-a-half year apprenticeship before quitting professional music to raise a family, but continued to play in the Bristol, Tennessee area with old-time musicians such as George Pegram and Tommy Jarrell. Except for "Sally Ann," which Ellis learned from fiddler Tommy Jarrell, and "Little Brown Dog Waltz," a circus tune from the 1800s, this is an album of original tunes for banjo or fiddle. Marches, waltzes and old-timey style tunes -- Tony Ellis plays it all, accompanied by Mike Craver on piano, pump organ and calliope and producer Stephen Wade on banjo, among others.