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Eric Weissberg: Dueling Banjos

Noe Gold, Crawdaddy!, June 1973

TWO SETS of calloused digits have been seen onscreen recently in movie houses large and small, strutting over the frets of a Yamaha guitar and a five-string banjo. Most people left Deliverance naively believing that this bluegrass breakdown was played by a mongoloid kid and an Atlanta intellectual who had met for the first time because of one of Burt Reynolds' macho ego trips.

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