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Cole Quest and The City Pickers

Cole Quest and The City Pickers and "Sunday Supper" host John Platt (photo by Jeremy Rainer)

Cole Quest and the City Pickers and "Sunday Supper" host John Platt (photo by Jeremy Rainer)

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Cole Quest was introduced to the music of his grandfather, Woody Guthrie, as a young boy by his mother, Nora Guthrie. It was only as an adult that he committed himself to music after he came across a bluegrass jam at a bar in Queens.

Once he got serious about playing, he got immersed in New York's surprisingly fertile bluegrass scene and formed Cole Quest and the City Pickers with a group of very talented like-minded musicians. He brought three of them with him to Studio A for this session.

It's clear that while he embraces much of Woody's legacy, Cole is very successfully forging his own path in music.

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