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Two Chairs No Waiting 48: Doug Dillard Interview and Mayberry Days

Host: Allan Newsome
Special Guest: Doug Dillard
Running time: 0:14:53

Two Chairs No Waiting

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This is a short interview I did with Doug Dillard back in 1998.  Doug is an amazing banjo picker and to see the speed that his fingers move around those strings is amazing. Doug has been at EVERY Mayberry Days event since it began and this year will be the 20th Annual Mayberry Days.  In recent years his brother, Rodney, has been joining him for two shows at Mayberry Days.

I’ll be talking a little bit about Mayberry Days after the interview.  Hopefully I can help all you fans better understand why fans of The Andy Griffith Show travel each year to Andy Griffith’s home town of Mt. Airy, NC to celebrate the fun and laughs of Mayberry Days. Ever year there are different events, jokes, skits, and new folk in town so Mayberry Days is always different but with spirit of Mayberry spread throughout.

The Dillards will be inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium on October 1, 2009.

The interview was recorded on 26 June 1998 in Kingsport, TN.

Remember to tell folks about our show and don’t please don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the iMayberry.com/podcasts website or by using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode.

Related Links:

  • The Dillards – The Dillards are MUCH more than just the “Darling” boys but Rodney, Doug, Dean and Mitch will always be thankful to the Darling’s for helping to spread their brand of entertainment to so many generations.
  • Mayberry Values – Using humor, stories, testimonies, scriptures, song and video presentations, the Dillard’s are able to touch and inspire families and individuals of all ages.
  • Rodney & Doug Dillard – Very in-depth biography on The Dillards.
  • Mayberry Days – The annual festival of the Surry Arts Council that brings fans and friends from all over the county together in Andy Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina.
  • Visit Mayberry -Visit this site for information about Mt. Airy, NC and the area.
  • Mayberry Days Videos – Mayberry and related videos to share with your friends and family.

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  • Tim Bradshaw January 26, 2013, 8:21 pm

    Great to hear Doug’s voice. This is the first interview I have heard from him. These are great interview, long or short…many now becoming an important cultural resource!

    On to #49

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