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Charlie Haden: A Bassist With A Country Pedigree : NPR
Bassist Charlie Haden is known as a great jazz musician, but his lineage is all country: Growing up, he performed alongside his brothers and sister in the Haden Family Band, a country group led by his parents, Carl and Virginia. The group's music played on radio stations in the South and Midwest, and on the family's country radio show, broadcast on KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa.
In a 2008 interview with Terry Gross, Haden remembers joining his family in their radio broadcasts from a very young age