National Geographic : 1983 Jun
BANJO PICKIN' bluegrass style, Earl Butcher, 67, of Boons Camp sends his grandniece Stephaine Spears shuffling across the grass (below). "I started to play music when I was eight," says Butcher, who grew up in a log house nearby. "I had a homemade banjo with a head of groundhog hide. Sometimes my mother would be aggravated by my playin' and git the broom after me. I'd leave the house and go on the hill to practice. There was a coal seam on that hill. My father dug it for years to heat the house."