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Record 36/65
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 04/05/1991
Abstract Interview of Ross Bailey by Ronnie Smith. Bailey discusses country music and guitars.

Interviewer's description-
"Ross Bailey is a native of Harlan County, he lives in the Black Mountain area with his wife and three children. Ross has no real musical background, the only member of his family that plays a musical instrument is his brother. Ross became interested in music in Junior High, when the school gave a test over the intercom system to see who was musically inclined. Ross scored rather high on the test and was asked to join the Evarts High School Marching Band. He started out playing the trombone in the band, later he became interested in the guitar and started playing at pep rallies and school dances. Through the years, Ross has played under many names, but currently he plays for 'Swing Shift'. Ross enjoys performing, he estimates that over the years he has been in about 500 different performances. His favorite a performance was at the mall in Harlan, Kentucky. Ross ranks music fairly high in his life. Ross demonstrates his abilities by singing and playing a song written by Keith Whitley, 'Don't Close Your Eyes', in this interview."
Object ID 2007.001.0581
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Black Mountain
Evarts, Kentucky
Harlan County, Kentucky
Marching bands
Interview date 04/05/1991
Interviewer Smith, Ronnie
Length of interview 27:48
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Bailey, Ross
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