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GRAMMY Award-winner, Alison Brown, is performing Friday in Cambridge. (Courtesy Compass Records)
GRAMMY Award-winner, Alison Brown, is performing Friday in Cambridge. (Courtesy Compass Records)
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GRAMMY Award-winning banjo player Alison Brown is out with her new album "The Song of the Banjo." She's a Harvard alumna, and spent years working in finance before she gave all that up to pursue her love of the banjo.

Alison Brown will be performing Friday at First Parish Church in Cambridge.

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Alison Brown, GRAMMY Award-winning banjo player. She tweets @alisononbanjo.

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This segment aired on October 9, 2015.

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