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Cherry Mattias
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I know this is a little late but I also enjoyed the Ken Burns film. I especially liked the 1930-1950 era. I live in Bakersfield and grew up in the San Joaquín Valley. Country music was a way of life here. My Grandpa was a front porch musician. In later years he and my uncle built guitars. My uncle still builds guitars and mandolins, although electric ones. EF Elliott is his brand. He came to visit me once and I had just purchased a mandolin. He played it for me like water flowing over a fall. I’m afraid I never learned to play it; as I am battling my way along the fiddle path…