Bill Emerson


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Bill Emerson (born William Hundley Emerson, Jr. on 22 January 1938; died 21 August 2021) was an American five-string banjo player known for being one of the founding members of the original The Country Gentlemen and duo Emerson & Waldron and considered one of the finest bluegrass banjo players in US music history (Note: not to be confused with another country musician named Bill Emerson, known as "Wild Bill Emerson", who was also born in 1938).

From 2007-2015, he recorded as Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie. Read more about Bill Emerson on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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