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J.E. Mainer Jr.

J.E. Mainer to be Inducted into North Carolina Music Hall of Fame

J.E. MainerKannapolis, NC -- J.E. Mainer, born in Buncombe County in 1898 and went on to lead “J.E. Mainer’s Mountaineers,” one of the leading Appalachian string bands during the 1930s. Growing up in the western part of the state, J.E. Mainer worked in the cotton mills and played the fiddle; during the early 1920s he settled in Concord NC and formed a band. In 1932 he was on WBT in Charlotte. Other bluegrass music related artists include Clyde Moody, Curly Seckler, Doc Watson, Andy Griffith, Earl Scruggs, and others.

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