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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fred Stoneking passed away


I just stumbled onto news that the wonderful Missouri Ozark fiddler, Fred Stoneking has left this world back in october. I had hoped to meet him someday but this will have to wait until I too cross that dark river.

Here is an article on Fred you will want to read.






2 comments:

  1. I am saddend by his passing. He was a gentle man... spoke his mind...but gentle. I lived right next to Fred for a year and a half long before I got into Old-Time music. I cant tell you the number of hours we visited over the fence. Most of the time the conversations began because he was going from his house to his shed to work on a fiddle part. He had lots of fiddles laying around all the time. He said his wife hated that the kitchen table was always covered in wood shavings.

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  2. Makes you want to kick yourself for not knowing what a deal it was to live next to him until later when your gone! At least you got to know him a bit. I had hoped to meet him next year. Dang!

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