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Eck Robertson, Texas Fiddler, and “Sallie Gooden”

“He had a leather strap around his neck attached to the end pin of the instrument. He spoke of fiddling and occasionally, would raise the instrument to playing position and run his bow across the strings to make a point. His frailty vanished as soon as he laid that bow to the strings: there was the Eck I knew from his recordings! ” Continue reading

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Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention: Beginnings

Peter tells the tale of how the Rolling Stones and Hell’s Angles helped get the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention going, way back in the early 1970s . . . Continue reading

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Memories of Eck Robertson

Recently, I traded e-mails with my friend David Holt of Ashville, NC, who still travels and performs with guitarist Doc Watson and others. ┬áDavid had run across a reference in a book by British music historian and writer Tony Russell … Continue reading

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