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Jul 29, 2022 - 8:57:09 PM
1537 posts since 7/26/2015

Looking for fiddlers living or dead who we know were influenced by BOTH Clayton McMichen and Arthur Smith, especially the ones who considered these two primary influences. ...Like, who's the closest thing to a pure cross between these two?

Edited by - soppinthegravy on 07/29/2022 21:09:39

Jul 31, 2022 - 7:40:50 AM
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DougD

USA

10779 posts since 12/2/2007

How about Robert "Georgia Slim" Rutland? He was from Georgia and definitely was influenced by Clayton McMichen (and Lowe Stokes) and I can't imagine that any inquisitive fiddler active in the 30' and 40's wasn' influenced by Arthur Smith.

Jul 31, 2022 - 7:55:01 AM
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Mobob

USA

219 posts since 10/1/2009

I think you are right about that, Rutland played in a radio band that included Smith, and Big Howdy. I definitely hear the influence of McMichen as well. Rutland seems to not get the attention these days that I think his playing deserves.

Jul 31, 2022 - 8:48 AM
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DougD

USA

10779 posts since 12/2/2007

Maybe also Tommy Magness? He was born in Ducktown, TN very close to Georgia, in 1916, the same year as Georgia Slim. Maybe more of a hoedown fiddler, but he probably was influenced to some extent by McMichen and Smith.

Aug 2, 2022 - 9:28:25 PM

1537 posts since 7/26/2015

Does anybody know about Art Wooten's fiddle background? Leslie Keith's? I assume they must have listened to McMichen and Smith.

Edited by - soppinthegravy on 08/02/2022 21:28:54

Aug 3, 2022 - 12:02:11 PM
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1954 posts since 4/6/2014

Apologies for interjection. Just loving Arthur Smiths No nonsense, no P***y footing, Straight ahead, playing and tone.

Thanks for the heads up.

Edited by - pete_fiddle on 08/03/2022 12:03:05

Aug 4, 2022 - 7:34:49 PM

1537 posts since 7/26/2015

To my knowledge, Slim's main heroes were Clayton McMichen and Clark Kessinger.
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Originally posted by Mobob

I think you are right about that, Rutland played in a radio band that included Smith, and Big Howdy. I definitely hear the influence of McMichen as well. Rutland seems to not get the attention these days that I think his playing deserves.


Aug 4, 2022 - 8:11:57 PM

1537 posts since 7/26/2015

Shared Repertoire of Clayton McMichen and Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith

(I'm fairly certain they had a lot more tunes in common than those listed here.)


1. Sally Gooden
2. Boil them Cabbage Down
3. Arkansas Traveler
4. Leather Britches
5. Stoney Point
6. Turkey in the Straw
7. Soldier’s Joy
8. Chicken Reel
9. Dance All Night with a Bottle in your Hand
10. Cumberland Gap
11. Cackling Hen
12. Devil’s Dream
13. Wagoner

Edited by - soppinthegravy on 08/04/2022 20:14:59

Aug 19, 2022 - 1:56:18 PM

1537 posts since 7/26/2015

Tommy Jackson? Benny Martin? Chubby Wise?

Aug 19, 2022 - 2:05:56 PM

10399 posts since 3/19/2009

Hmmm.. Haven't Most of us OT fiddlers been influenced by those guys? in some way? little or big?

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Aug 20, 2022 - 4:34:44 PM
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bacfire

USA

11 posts since 3/26/2008

Pretty sure Chubby Wise counted Arthur and Mac as his two primary influences.

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