McLain Family Band records 1964-1999.


McLain Family Band records 1964-1999.

This collection consists of correspondence, business records, concert / bluegrass festival programs, advertising material, clippings, photographs, sound and video recordings that document the McLain Family Band's extensive local, national and international performing career during the years 1968-1989.

25.2 Linear Feet (50 Manuscript Boxes, 3 Oversized Boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7625982

Berea College, Hutchins Library

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Raymond K. McLain founded the McLain Family Band while serving as Director of the Hindman Settlement School at Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky. In varying combinations, band members included McLain children, Raymond W., Alice, Ruth, Nancy Ann and Michael and various of their spouses. In 1971, the family moved to Berea where two of the children entered Berea College and the elder McLain taught Bluegrass Music courses. Extensive touring included performances in sixty-two countries and forty-nine s...

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