Al Batten and The Bluegrass Reunion perform during the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble on Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
Al Batten and The Bluegrass Reunion perform during the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble on Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
Al Batten and The Bluegrass Reunion perform during the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble on Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
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