Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Barber dies, but shop's music will go on

By Sharon McBrayer The News Herald
Published: December 21, 2009

Drexel - The barbershop here has been featured in "Our State" magazine, on National Public Radio and even in the London Times newspaper. Musicians from all over the region and other states come to pick and maybe get their photos added to the "wall of shame."The barbershop in Drexel has become a treasure house for musicians and bluegrass music lovers who are fortunate to hear about it.But the man responsible for making the barbershop so loved has died. Lawrence Anthony, 86, who started cutting hair in Drexel in 1949 and who opened the barbershop on Main Street in 1964, passed away on Wednesday.His son, Carroll Anthony, is determined to keep the barbershop and its traditions going.

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