Ridin' with Junior McGee

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All Things Considered, September 2, 2002 · Back in the summer of 1974, Charlie Barnett was one of a legion of hippie hitchhikers making his way across country. In this end-of-summer tale, Barnett tells us -- in words and original music -- about a memorable character he met on his trip, and how meeting him changed the way Barnett looks at life.

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