Thursday, April 24, 2014
Granddaddy's Fiddle: Bill Quern Plays Sandy Boys
Bill Quern plays my great-great-grandfather's old-time civil-war era fiddle. My brother had it restored after many years in storage and now I'd like to hear it played. It was "found in a tree where it was left by a slave" according to family legend. I'm pretty sure that's gg-grandfather code for "I bought something and I don't want to tell my wife how much I paid for it". Fiddle lore says the rattlesnake rattle inside makes it sound extra good!
Any oldtime fiddlers want to help with my video project? I'm starting to bring this piece of family history back to life by recording people playing their favorite old-time tunes on Granddaddy's Fiddle. Who's next?!