George Pegram & Walter Parham

George Pegram of Union Grove, NC, and Walter Parham of Leicester, NC, have been playing and singing together for many years. They appear together, and with other instrumentalists, performing for square dances all over western North Carolina, and are the annual stars of Bascom Lamar Lunsford`s Mountain Folk Music And Dance Festival held each year in Asheville, NC during the first week of August.
When not performing, Pegram and Parham work as farm laborers and odd job men.
Pegram and Parham may also be heard on Riverside in "Banjo Songs Of The Southern Mountains" and "Southern Mountain Folk Songs And Ballads"
(text taken from the LP's liner notes).

Walter Parham's 1st position playing is both raw and technically brilliant at the same time. Being the only pure bluegrass harmonica player known he has a very distinct and powerful sound using mostly C and G harps. However he surely is being affected by the traditional blues techniques too, as to be heard in this classic Fox Chase:

Please enjoy!

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