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Born on a mountain farm near Weaverville, N.C., in 1907, Wade Mainer soaked up old songs ringing in the far hills and hollers. As a professional singer and banjo player, he would introduce that music to audiences throughout the nation and also pass it on to new generations of performers. Mainer, one of the most popular and influential figures in early country music, died Sept. 12 at his home in Flint, Mich. He was 104. Some called him "the godfather of North Carolina country music" and "the grandfather of bluegrass." He performed at the White House for Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and in New York City with folk legend Woody Guthrie. "He was one of the most...