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Ragtime music's new tune

June 3, 2009 | 5:48 p.m. CDT
Adam Swanson, 17, joined 11 other headlining performers for the “Blind” Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival from May 31–June 2. Swanson performed in multiple concerts throughout the festival and hosted a seminar about his mentor, Johnny Maddox.

Swanson’s age makes him the youngest performer at the festival, but according to fans and fellow ragtime pianists, Swanson is more than capable of keeping time with the veterans.

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