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TONY AND GARY WILLIAMSON (THE WILLIAMSON BROTHERS)

  • From Siler City, North Carolina.
  • Tony is a well-known mandolin virtuoso, with several solo projects to his credit.
  • Their grandfather was in Company B, 52nd Regiment of the North Carolina Troops who marched with General Lee up Seminary Ridge, July 3, 1863 in the Battle of Gettysburg. He survived.
  • First band: The Bluegrass Gentlemen (1970) which made the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.
  • Gary earned his Ph.D in educational research from Stanford University. He works full-time for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
  • 1977, Gary was a member of the Bluegrass Alliance and also worked with Richard Greene.
  • Tony owns a musical instrument company called Mandolin Central.
  • 1994, Tony performed with a one-man show called “The Sound of the American Mandolin.” He has a degree in music from the University of North Carolina.
  • 1995, the brothers formed a duo.
  • Tony formerly played with the group ASH&W (He was the “W”).
  • 2013, released album titled “Bluegrass!”
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