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Folder 12 Burns, Bill interviewed by George Thompson, July 29, 1998

Burns, Bill, a guitar player from a musical family who performed in New York and was a band leader in Pittsburgh.

[T1S1] Musical family and beginning music; time in the Army; performing in New York; Union 802; joining Local 471; starting band; mentor; playing in Pittsburgh; new Musicians’ Club; childhood inspirations; importance of practicing; Pittsburgh clubs.

[T1S2] Lessons and reading music; musical influence; performing for church; quitting and returning; Union politics and merger; transcription jobs; being a band leader; importance of traveling; other musicians; advice for younger musicians.