BILL MONROE, right, and Ray Park exchange a greeting backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with Cary and Larry Park, left, looking on. Cary and Larry performed with Boy Howdy that night. Ray flew out to see his sons in the limelight and was honored backstage. Courtesy photo
HERB PEDERSEN remains a close friend of the Park family and is working with brothers Larry and Cary Park on an album of songs by Placerville native son Val Pease, right. Photo by Mike Roberts
VERN AND RAY AND HERB — Ray Park, center, strums the guitar with his longtime partner Vern Williams, right, on mandolin and Herb Pedersen, left on banjo. Park preferred the fiddle but typically played guitar with Vern and Ray because he could not find and keep a guitar player he liked. Photo courtesy of Larry Park

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