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Great Old-Time Bluegrass Fiddlers
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November 16, 2014 - 9:27 am
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My favorites so far!!

William H. Stepp

Benny Thomasson

Bobby Hicks

PS Just learning - there is a difference between Old-Time and Bluegrass?

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November 18, 2014 - 6:21 pm
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Bump.. this is classic and good stuff.

That Benny Thomasson is good stuff... that fiddle just sings... oh boy..


Thanks so much for posting. :)


@cdennyb  that Maidens Prayer is sweet too.

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November 18, 2014 - 7:26 pm
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John Hartford, one of the reasons I took up the fiddle.


If you ever listened to the soundtrack of "O' Brother Where Art Thou?" He's that amazing fiddle solo at track 13 that just speaks volumes of lonely. 


November 18, 2014 - 9:01 pm
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Schaick said

PS Just learning - there is a difference between Old-Time and Bluegrass?

Yeah, Bluegrass is a specific genre that is more recent than most of what gets called Old Time.  I don't really know those genres well enough to go into the specifics.

But you could start with the omnipresent wiki entries to get a better idea of the difference.

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