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Posted by Andah1andah2 on Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lonnie Robertson is great!

That's it.  That's the essence of the style I want to learn.

4 comments on “Discovery”

brya31 Says:
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @12:51:11 PM

I dont even know who that is. : ( Guess its time for me to head to youtube!

OTJunky Says:
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @12:58:28 PM

I don't think you'll find Lonnie Robertson on YouTube - and it's really to bad.

Lonnie Robertson was one of the Great Missouri fiddlers that played in what I consider to be the "Golden Age" of Missouri fiddling. He played widely competed in contests against the other great players of that period - Pete McMahan, Cyril Stinnett, Jake Hockemeyer, Taylor McBain, Lee Stoneking - to name the most prominent, though some were older than others. Of course, FHO member knew all of them and competed against them as well.

I think Robertson was from Southern Missouri. Learn to play like him and you'll be just fine...


brya31 Says:
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @1:21:15 PM

yep OT your right. not on youtube : (

Andah1andah2 Says:
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @1:58:52 PM

I might suggest listen to some clips from iTunes or his CD's on Amazon, just to hear a survey. There is something about many of the tunes (many of them hornpipes) of the Ozark style that are totally great.
For example, I always liked the tunes "Goodbye my honey, I'm gone" and "Willott's Hornpipe" both on some version of Traditional fiddling of the Ozarks. When I checked the Fiddler's list online, it listed that the former tune closely resembles the latter and another tune which is also cool called "Lantern in the Ditch". I don't quite know what makes these tunes similar or very very great sounding to me but they have what I want to play and so I will continue to search, but finding guys like Lonnie is very helpful for me.

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