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Nathan Bowles' 'The Road Reversed' Tears Open A Hole In Folk Music

The clawhammer banjo player expands his music to a trio on his upcoming album, Plainly Mistaken, out Oct. 5.
Nathan Bowles' (center) new album, Plainly Mistaken, comes out Oct. 5. Source: Brad Bunyea

' clawhammer banjo music has always lived in three planes of existence: Rooted in the past, with a foothold in the present and

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