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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.

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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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