‘First Lady of Banjo’ Roni Stoneman Dies at 85 – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

‘First Lady of Banjo’ Roni Stoneman Dies at 85

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The woman known as the ‘First Lady of the Banjo’ has died at age 85.

Roni Stoneman, known for her gap-toothed grin and eager persona, was the 22nd of 23 children born into a country music family and got her start performing in the Stoneman Family band.

But her individual prowess at the banjo helped her chart a solo career in television in the 1970s, when she joined the country music variety show Hee Haw.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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