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Exploring The History Of Country and Blugress In the Miami Valley With Russell “Mac” McDivitt

Jun 18, 2015

Midnight Ramble host Tom Duffee is joined in the studio by Russell “Mac” McDivitt, "a true historian of country music and bluegrass in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas" for an evening of song and conversation.

McDivett lived in Dayton his whole life, and has always followed and collected country and bluegrass music of the area despite growing up with a mother who disliked the style. His friends introduced him to the Grand Ole Opry and country music, which he now helps preserve as the principle author of Bgrass Inc's Heritage list: www.ham.miamioh.edu/bluegrass Duffee and McDivett discuss the history of the music played on this week's edition of the Midnight Ramble, the artists' personal history, and the journey each artist took to become local and national stars.