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3/30/20-Eric Weissberg passes

From Rolling Bluegrass musician Eric Weissberg, whose cover of the Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith instrumental “Dueling Banjos” became an unlikely pop hit when it appeared on the soundtrack to the 1972 film Deliverance died Sunday at the age of 80 after a five-year struggle with dementia. His son, Will Weissberg, confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone. “Eric Weissberg was a consummate musician, a solid and seemingly effortless player […]

todayMarch 30, 2020


4/6/14-"Dueling Banjoes" composer dies

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, the multi-instrumental country musician who wrote the song that would become "Dueling Banjos" (later the theme from "Deliverance") died at his home on Thursday at the age of 93. Smith was a very active composer with over 500 copyrights including his 1955 piece "Feudin' Banjos" which he recorded with Don Reno. In 1972, the song was performed as "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissburg and Steve Mandel […]

todayApril 6, 2014