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dc.contributor.authorCarr, Joe ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-28T10:04:55Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:05:17Z
dc.date.issued2001-03-01en_US
dc.identifier.issn1535-7104
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2740
dc.description.abstractIn the period from 1928 to 1931, at least six fiddle contests were held in Amarillo, Texas, most under the auspices of the Tri-State Fair Association. Contemporary newspaper reports offer interesting insights into the workings of the contests and the activities of the contestants, giving us a fascinating glimpse into the lives and fortunes of numerous early Panhandle fiddlers, including noted musicians Eck Robertson, J. T. Wills - father of Western Swing legend Bob Wills, Jess Morris, and others.1 Census statistics indicate just over 15,000 Amarillo residents in 1920, and the town had grown to a city of 43,000 by 1930.2 Amarillo’s older citizens who noticed the changing landscape may have had fond memories of the old days, and the Old Fiddler contests gave them an opportunity to enjoy what was perceived as a fast dying art.en_US
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dc.format.extent5 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Center for Texas Music Historyen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Texas Music History, 2001, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Article 6.
dc.subjectWest Texasen_US
dc.subjectFiddlersen_US
dc.subjectBuddy Holly Centeren_US
dc.subjectHardy Pioneersen_US
dc.subjectAmarilloen_US
dc.subjectPanhandle fiddle contesten_US
dc.subjectTexas musiciansen_US
dc.title"Hardy Pioneers" and Amarillo's Panhandle Fiddle Contestsen_US
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