Zincone, Buddy

From the June4, 2008 FAD:

Banjo Maestro Buddy Zincone Profiled in Daily Reflector

[Greenville, NC] Buddy Zincone finally got the star treatment he deserves from the Daily Reflector in last Sunday’s edition.

“Growing Grass: Retired ECU Dean Has Spent Decades Sowing Bleugrass Seeds in Greenville” was the main feature in the Reflector’s “Look” section for June 1. It took up most of F-1 and about half of F-1, and included photos of Zincone and his band at work in the Zincone living room.

Zincone, whose main band is Greenville Grass, is one of the primary reasons bluegrass is so strong in this region, said Alex Albright, RAF proprietor. “He’s kept it alive for years on a weekly basis at his home, and on stages all over the area. He always brings a good crowd out to Fountain, too.”

The profile, written by Mark Rutledge, is accompanied by an excellent and highly entertaining video that features some fine Greenville Grass picking as well as a terrific photo of Buddy and Maria Zincone from early in their marriage.

Buddy Zincone and Greenville Grass will be performing at RAF again in the fall, at a date yet to be determined.