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Aug 23, 2019 - 11:44:54 AM

Viper

USA

212 posts since 1/6/2011

I've seen the name Jess Large in the liner notes for the Field Recorders' Collective releases for Ohio fiddlers Arnold Sharp and Jimmy Wheeler, but I never knew much about him. The Ironton Tribune (Ironton, Ohio) just had a story about his granddaughters searching for recordings of Large in hopes of putting out an album. He died in 1961, but apparently played all around the region of southern Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia for barn dances and radio broadcasts.

Here's the Ironton Tribune article: https://www.irontontribune.com/2019/08/17/family-seeks-recordings-jesse-james-large-of-ironton-was-an-influential-fiddler-in-the-30s-and-40s/

Here's the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fiddlinjessejames/

Here's my blog post basically recapping all of the above: http://glorybeamingbanjo.blogspot.com/2019/08/family-of-ironton-ohio-based-fiddler.html

Just thought I'd pass it along in case anyone hear knows anything about Jess Large.

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