Del McCoury Quotes
My mother played guitar, harmonica, piano and sings, so I grew up listening to her. My older brother played guitar and sang the country songs that were on radio back then, like Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams. He bought a Flatt & Scruggs record in 1950, and I liked that record. It was Earl Scruggs' banjo picking that turned the light on somewhere in my head. I wanted to learn to play the banjo, so that's what I did. By the time I got to high school, everyone was listening Elvis and Jerry Lee and rock and roll, but I had already heard Earl Scruggs, so I didn't pay any attention to rock and roll.
I got my first job playing banjo on the radio when I was just out of high school. I worked jobs off and on, but I've always played music. I really like music and that's probably why even when I had to work a day job during the week and play on weekends, I did that. I just enjoyed music, and still do.
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