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Submitted Photo Nason with his 1962 full-body Epiphone, one of the last made in the U.S.

Playing the songs: Charlie Nason has been performing music since the 1950s

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BEMIDJI -- As he often did as an 11-year-old, Charlie Nason came home from school, picked up his guitar and went out the back step of his Las Vegas home to play.


But this day was going to be different.

"I happen to look up and here was this red-headed feller looking at me. He said 'Boy, you're pretty good. You mind if I come over and sit in?'" Nason recalled.

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Joe Froemming
Joe Froemming is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. You can follow him on Twitter @JosephBemidji
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