Interview with Bill Clifton, April 28, 2006

Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview with Bluegrass musician Bill Clifton, Clifton discusses his beginnings in music, his time in the Marines and the Peace Corps, giving up his career in business to continue playing music, and his numerous tours across the world playing Bluegrass. He talks about being an unofficial Bluegrass ambassador, bringing Bluegrass music and musicians to foreign countries, as well as bringing musicians from those countries to America. Throughout the interview, he discusses many specific songs and albums he and other musicians recorded, the origins of these songs, and the importance of preserving traditional music.

Interview Accession

2017oh181_ibmm005

Interviewee Name

Bill Clifton

Interviewer Name

Joe Wilson

Interview Date

2006-04-28

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The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History has been licensed by the International Bluegrass Music Museum as the exclusive archival repository for this collection. All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, belong to the International Bluegrass Music Museum.?Interviews may only be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky.

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Clifton, Bill Interview by Joe Wilson. 28 Apr. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Clifton, B. (2006, April 28). Interview by J. Wilson. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Clifton, Bill, interview by Joe Wilson. April 28, 2006, Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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