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Over the Mountain

Kenny Jackson


Kenny Jackson is best known for his traditional old-time fiddling, but he's a compelling singer, banjo player and guitarist as well. Kenny's earliest inspiration was the tradition of homemade music and singing that often took place when the family gathered at his grandparents' Kentucky home place. Influenced by elder masters and younger contemporaries, archival field recordings, and old commercial records of string band music, he pursued old-time music with a passion. The result is that Kenny has become a master in his own right, distinctive in his own music while deeply rooted in traditional sources. Kenny has been a part of one outstanding string band after another touring in the mid-80s with Leftwich, Higginbotham, and Jackson, co-founding The Rhythm Rats in 1988, and Big Medicine in 1999. Kenny grew up in southern Indiana, but has lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina since 1998.

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