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Farmer is a respected mandolin player from central North Carolina who has not been heard from on record recently: going back to the late 1960s and the 1970s he could be heard mainly with A.L. Wood's Smokey Ridge Boys, and he also recorded with Carl Story and Butch Robbins. Hinson, the other member of the duo plays banjo and lead guitar. The duo does a respectable job on a variety of material that includes old fiddle tunes (OLD JOE CLARK and ARKANSAS TRAVELER), the Beatles' YESTERDAY, and standards like ROLY POLY, SNOWFLAKE REEL and KANSAS CITY KITTY. The tone of the instruments is very "brittle", but we assume that is what the players wanted.