Monday, July 16, 2012

VIDEO: Billy Redden, 'Banjo Boy' from 'Deliverance'

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM

As part of CL's 40th anniversary Deliverance cover story, I drove up to North Georgia and spent the afternoon with Billy Redden, who played the roll of "Banjo Boy" in the iconic "Dueling Banjos" scene from the movie. I met Billy at the Huddle House in Clayton and we drove up to Dillard and found the land where the famous scene was shot. He said he had not been there in 40 years. I also interviewed Ronny Cox, who played the roll of Drew, the character who played the guitar opposite Billy and Eric Weissberg, the session musician on the recording of "Dueling Banjos" from the movie.

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