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If Trouble Don't Kill Me: A Family's Story of Brotherhood, War, and Bluegrass

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Making moonshine, working blue-collar jobs, picking fights in bars, chasing women, and living hardscrabble lives . . .

Clayton and Saford Hall were born in the backwoods of Virginia in 1919, in a place known as The Hollow. Incredibly, they became legends in their day, rising from mountain-bred poverty to pickin’ and yodelin’ all over the airwaves of the South in the 1930s a
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Published August 10th 2010 by Crown (first published January 1st 2010)
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Peggy Bushey
My husband and I both read this book and absolutely loved it! My husband was thoroughly disapointed that it had to end.

I found the story to be very interesting, and I thought Ralph Berrier shared it beautifully.
Chris
Originally reviewed for the LA Times - October 10, 2010

We're all familiar with the standard musician biography: down-and-out upbringing, often involving the death of — or at least fierce competition with — a sibling, followed by a lucky break, unprecedented fame, substance abuse, a tragic flaw, a fall from grace and, eventually, redemption. In "If Trouble Don't Kill Me: A Family's Story of Brotherhood, War, and Bluegrass," Ralph Berrier Jr., a reporter for the Roanoke Times in Virginia, hits mos
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An open and honest look at Ralph's grandfather's life. Each chapter stands alone as an awesome story.
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Ralph Berrier, Jr. is the author of "If Trouble Don't Kill Me: A Family's Story of Brotherhood, War, and Bluegrass" and is a features reporter for The Roanoke Times. He has written extensively about the music of Southwest Virginia and his work has earned more than 20 state and national awards, including those from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Newspaper Association of America, the American As ...more
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