John Byrne Cooke
Image No. 63-6N-11: The Dillards
1963 Newport Folk Festival
(Left to right) Dean Webb, Doug Dillard,
Doug and Rodney Dillard grew up in an extended Missouri family in which virtually every one of their relations played one or more instruments. Their father Homer was an old-time fiddler and the brothers were raised to the sound of traditional and bluegrass music. The Dillards toured widely in the folk revival with fellow Missourians Dean Webb and Mitchell Jayne.