The Riff
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The Riff

The 4th of July, My Dad, Jimi Hendrix, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, and Me

My first real Independence Day was a musical revolution led by my father and the ghost of a guitar god.

Three-year-old Gentry Bronson holding an acoustic guitar and sitting on a multi-colored 1970's couch
Photo of the author at three-years-old

I’m the child of hippies. Counter-culture, flowingly-bearded, long hair parted down the middle, love children from the Midwest. My mother got pregnant with me after my…

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