Description: Lois Short, vocal and banjo, performs "Banjo Pickin' Girl" at her home in Closplint (also known as Klondike or Rutherford), Harlan County, Kentucky. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, July 24, 1983.
About the session: Cloggers and buck dancers; bluegrass and string bands; white gospel groups; stories, folktales, and ballads from coal miners, tobacco farmers, and former bootleggers, filmed in Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Performers include Ray Hicks, Nimrod Workman, Tommy Jarrell, and Raymond Fairchild, the man reputed to be the fastest banjo player in the world.
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