Cyril Ferguson

Cyril "Dry Bread" Ferguson, guitarist and native of Crooked Island, owes his nickname to his voracious appetite and his own humble beginnings. His work for GBI stemmed from an award he received from Frank Penn: Most Potential Artist at the inaugural Music Maker of the Year Awards in 1972, a tradition Penn began in hopes of further invigorating public interest in Grand Bahamas artists. Stunned by Ferguson's performance of his original composition "Yamar," Penn invited him to GBI to cut a record. The Flip, "Words To My Song" is a tongue-tied prediction of writer's block, created on the spot and inspired by drummer Ebo's flawless skin wizardry.

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