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Norman and Nancy Blake

Norman Blake is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist who is widely considered one of the best flat pick acoustic guitar players of his time. He has played in a number of folk and bluegrass groups and has played back up for Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, and June Carter. He is particularly well known for his work with John Hartford, Tony Rice, and his wife, Nancy Blake. He was featured on the multi-platinum O Brother, Where Art Thou? album and participated in the Down from the Mountain tour that followed its release. Norman and Nancy Blake have lived in an old farmhouse in north Georgia for many years, not far from Sulphur Springs where Norman was raised. Playing mostly traditional guitar and cello duets, they travel widely performing in concert and at folk and bluegrass festivals.

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