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Sunday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. From Wood to Singing Guitar

(Rochester, NY) From Wood to Singing Guitar, airing Sunday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/cable 1011), provides an insider's view into the life of skilled craftsman and respected musician Wayne Henderson. From his workshop in the small town of Rugby,Virginia, Henderson has produced more than 400 guitars for the likes of Doc Watson and Eric Clapton. The quality of his work has created a famous waiting list of ten years. Equally famous is Henderson's reputation for being generous, friendly, and very approachable as a musician and an instrument maker.

Henderson was taught and encouraged by those around him including the folk hero E.C. Ball and fiddle maker Albert Hash. Henderson was awarded the National Endowment for the Art's National Heritage Fellowship for his work as a luthier and musician.


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