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Bruce Greene – "The Sweet Solider Boy"

Bruce Greene is known worldwide for preserving and playing old-time Kentucky fiddle music. For much of his life, he has lived and worked among the people of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Western North Carolina researching and absorbing the music and folk traditions. This ballad, The Sweet Soldier Boy, was taken from the recording, River of Time: Traditional Songs and Fiddle Tunes from The Toe River Valley (

John started as a volunteer radio announcer in the spring of 1995, spinning vinyl and a brand new media, the Compact-Disc. He recalls, “In those days we had, reel-to-reel recorded programs, and guests crowding around the one mic to perform live - all bundled up into a 2 hour live old-time radio show." Now This Old Porch is three hours of top notch programming with up-to-date technology.