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Wade Ward

Wade Ward has been played on NTS in shows including Carolina Soul, featured first on 20 September 2019. Songs played include Cumberland Gap and Shady Grove.

Wade Ward (1892-1971) was an American old-time music fiddler and banjoist from Independence, Virginia. He was especially renowned for his clawhammer banjo playing. He was a frequent winner at the Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention. His instrument, a Gibson RB-11, is now housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Along with Kyle Creed, he is thought by many to embody the 'Galax' style of clawhammer banjo playing.

In the early 1930's, Wade and his older brother Crockett, who was twenty years his…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Cumberland Gap
Wade Ward
Folkways Records1962
Cumberland Gap
Wade WardFolkways Records1962
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Shady Grove
Wade Ward
Field Recorders' Collective2007
Shady Grove
Wade WardField Recorders' Collective2007
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