FRC 401 - Jimmy Wheeler: Recordings from the collection of Jeff Goehring

by Jimmy Wheeler

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These recordings feature Jimmy Wheeler on fiddle and Jeff Goehring on guitar, and were made at Jimmy’s
home in Portsmouth, Ohio in the mid 1980s when Jimmy was in his late 60s. Jimmy’s fiddling was typical
of a very articulate, melodic style prevalent in northern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Some of the older
fiddlers Jimmy mentioned as influences were his father Jim Wheeler, Jesse Large, Asa Neal, Forrest Pick,
Morris Allen, and Freddy Edwards. Jimmy worked as a stringed-instrument repairman and as a musician,
performing fiddle for dances, and guitar and bass for more popular music at local clubs. He also played guitar
with Forrest Pick on fiddle for many years as “the Personality Boys” on radio station WPAY in Portsmouth.

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released October 26, 2015

Jimmy Wheeler-fiddle, Jeff Goehring-guitar

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