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Country pioneer Loretta Lynn saluted by Americana Music Assn.

Country pioneer Loretta Lynn saluted by Americana Music Assn.

There were many inspired moments at Saturday’s salute to country music pioneer Loretta Lynn by the Americana Music Assn. One particular highlight came courtesy of Oakland-based African American roots musician Fantastic Negrito, who served up a thoroughly haunting version of Lead Belly’s folk-blues classic, “In the Pines.”

The connection is that the song appears both on Negrito’s “Last Days of Oakland” album, Grammy nominated for contemporary blues album, and Lynn’s latest, “Full Circle,” which has the...

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