The Carl Story Story
Carl Story (known as “The Father of Bluegrass Gospel”) and his Rambling Mountaineers were stars on WNOX in the 1950s. Yet Story is a shadowy figure in Knoxville’s music history, remembered vividly by those who were there to see him but overshadowed by other artists who went on to greater national fame, like Chet Atkins, Archie Campbell, and Don Gibson. However, a new box set of Story’s complete classic recordings aims to set the story straight, and Matthew Everett gives us a listen.
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