Louisiana Fiddlers shines light on sixty-two of the bayou state's
most accomplished fiddlers of the twentieth century. Author Ron
Yule outlines the lives and times of these performers, who
represent a multitude of fiddling styles including Cajun, country,
western swing, zydeco, bluegrass, Irish, contest fiddling, and
blues.Featuring over 150 photographs, this volume provides insight
into the "fiddlin' grounds" of Louisiana. Yule chronicles the
musicians' varied appearances from the stage of the Louisiana
Hayride, honky tonks, dancehalls, house dances, radio and
television, and festivals, to the front porch and other more casual
venues. The brief sketches include observations on musical travels,
recordings, and family history.Nationally acclaimed fiddlers Harry
Choates, Dewey Balfa, Dennis McGee, Michael Doucet, Rufus
Thibodeaux, and Hadley Castille share space with relatively unknown
masters such as Mastern Brack, "Cheese" Read, John W. Daniel, and
Fred Beavers. Each player has helped shape the region's rich
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