FRC 714 - Tom Fuller: Traditional Fiddling from Oklahoma and Texas (Brad Leftwich collection)

by Tom Fuller

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about

Tom Fuller (1890-1979) was born and raised in Indian Territory before Oklahoma became a state. Orphaned as a child, he made his way through life guided by a strong work ethic, a love of music, and a kind heart. He worked as a farmer, cowboy, and oilfield worker in southern Oklahoma and west Texas. His fiddling represents an earlier time, predating modern Texas contest style, when a fiddler’s main role was to play for dancing and to entertain family and neighbors. Although made near the end of his life, these recordings still show his distinctive arrangements, intricate bowing, strong rhythm, and clear phrasing. – Brad Leftwich

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released September 28, 2015

Tom Fuller (fiddle), Brad Leftwich (banjo, guitar overdub).

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