Country Music in Washington

Cleve Francis: The Singer Scientist

After achieving his dream of becoming a cardiologist, Dr. Cleveland Francis stepped away from medicine to chase a second career as a pioneering African American country music artist in Nashville.

Cleve Francis: The Singer Scientist

5m 54s

More to Explore from Country Music in Washington

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    The Country Gentlemen Tribute Band

    4m 3s

    For almost 50 years, The Country Gentlemen entertained audiences with a special brand of progressive bluegrass music. Today, a tribute band tries to keep their sound alive and give listeners a sound they thought they'd never hear again.

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    Bluegrass at the Old Lucketts Schoolhouse

    4m 27s

    Some have called the old schoolhouse in Lucketts, Virginia the “Grand Ole Opry of Bluegrass.” We take a step inside the history of this special place and explore what it's like to be at the schoolhouse on a bluegrass Saturday night.

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    Rob's Bluegrass Barn

    5m 12s

    For almost 30 years The Friendly Inn near Ellicott City, Maryland was a go-to spot for bluegrass music in the Washington-Baltimore corridor. When the bar closed, Friendly Inn regular Rob Miller and friends carried on the Friendly Inn camaraderie in his 19th century barn, which he rehabbed and transformed into a bluegrass venue.

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