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A product from the folk-revival boom of the first 1960s, the Brandywine Performers were led by twin brothers Rick and Ron Shaw, who had been born and raised in New Hampshire. Inspired to pursue a profession in music by folkie Terry Gilkyson, the siblings created the group in 1962, and through the next 3 years they loved significant recognition on the faculty folk circuit before battle duty pressured them off the street. In the years which adopted, the Shaws continuing performing like a duo, so that as members from the Hillside Performers, they obtained the smash “Let me Teach the Globe to Sing.” Finally, they reformed the Brandywines in 1992, reuniting with unique member Les Clark and rounding out the line-up with vocalist/songwriter Taylor Whiteside. The reconstituted group released TOP NOTCH Folk in 1993.

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