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Bluegrass legend Hazel Dickens passed away last Friday, just weeks after sitting down with Metro Connection for what was her final interview. We remember Dickens through her own words and music.

[Music: "West Virginia, My Home" by Hazel Dickens from A Few Old Memories / "The Times They Are A-Changin' by Pickin' On Series from Tangled Up In Bluegrass: A Tribute to Dylan]

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