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‘It’s about the music:’ Local man passes on passion for music with his handmade instrument inspired by 1800s Appalachia
Jimmy Loudermilk, owner of Coal Mountain Panjo, plays one of the instruments he made. - photo by Jeremy Coleman
Jimmy Loudermilk made his first instrument from a pan, an item found in most everyone’s kitchen, using the circular part of the pan to create the main base of the instrument and the handle to create the neck where he placed each of the three strings.