Beginning in 1957, Bill Emerson established himself as a banjo virtuoso and history maker alike! Bill is a founding member of the famed bluegrass ensemble The Country Gentlemen, billed as a featured artist while with Jimmy Martin during the height of that bluegrass legend's career, the man who introduced the classic tune "Fox on the Run" to bluegrass, and founder and shaper of Country Current the world renowned bluegrass ensemble of the United States Navy Band. He has been called "a banjo legend" by the Washington Post, twice awarded "Banjo Player of the Year" by the Muleskinner News Bluegrass Magazine, credited with giving start to the careers of both dobro legends Mike Auldridge and Jerry Douglas, and credited by Ricky Skaggs as being responsible for his post Ralph Stanley musical career. Emerson was inducted into the Virginia Folk Music Association Hall of Fame in 1984 and June 10th was proclaimed "Bill Emerson Day" by the governor.
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