Final Notes, Carlie Marion

Carlie Roosevelt Marion passed away on November 7, 2007, at the age of 94. Born in Surry County, North Carolina, Marion was a well loved figure, known for his fine clawhammer banjo playing and his wardrobe of crisp bib overalls. He was a regular at fiddlers’ conventions, playing with many great bands, and he recorded a cassette with Andy Cahan in the 1988, Going Across the River to Hear My Banjo Ring (Marimac 9018C). Marion can also be heard playing his showpiece, “Under the Double Eagle,” on the North Carolina Banjo Collection (Rounder CD 0439/40).


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