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Blues-Rock Virtuoso Lonnie Mack Rambles On

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Blues-Rock Virtuoso Lonnie Mack Rambles On

Blues-Rock Virtuoso Lonnie Mack Rambles On

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Lonnie Mack.

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Fresh Air rock historian Ed Ward considers the legacy of Lonnie Mack, who sings soulfully and plays a mean guitar. His repertoire is exhaustive: it includes country, blues, rockabilly, Southern rock, R&B, roots-rock, bluegrass and gospel.

While Mack's career has slowed since the 1960s, he's still chugging along, writing new material from his Tennessee log cabin.

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