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Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Across the Plains of Illinois”

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Peghead Nation fiddle and banjo instructor plays and sings a great traditional song with his trio.

by Dan Gabel
September 19, 2018

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters is Peghead Nation Old-Time Fiddle and Wade Ward-Style Banjo instructor Bruce Molsky’s trio with guitarist Stash Wyslouch and banjo player Allison de Groot. In this video from a Peghead Nation studio session, they play the old-time song “Across the Plains of Illinois,” which they recorded on their first album. The song is attributed to Ollie Barnard (1892-1967) of Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.

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