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Fine Times at Fletcher's House

Bill Evans & Fletcher Bright Make Fine Times at Fletcher's House

Bill Evans and Fletcher Bright“You can’t go wrong if you play it right.” These simple but profound words were spoken years ago by the Cajun duo Octa Clark and Hector Duhon, but they fit the mind of 81-year old fiddler Fletcher Bright perfectly. For over seventy years, Fletcher’s been fiddling up a storm in his home state of Tennessee. He was there when Arthur Smith’s 78 rpm records were the hottest fiddling around. He was there when bluegrass was perfected by the Monroe/Flatt/Scruggs trinity. He was there studying when newcomers like Mark O’Connor and Byron Berline revolutionized the bluegrass violin. He was there when another new generation, led by The Punch Brothers, again redefined bluegrass, and he was an inspiration to a young Noam Pikelny. And he’s here now, 13 years into a new century as bluegrass has attained a greater grip on the American cultural mainstream than ever. But let the generations come and go, let time roll on by, Fletcher Bright won’t change his course. He’ll keep steering his riverboat fiddling straight ahead, taking time to explore some of the many divergent streams of American fiddle traditions, but never veering too far from the main current of bluegrass fiddle that he’s been navigating all the way from the original source of the music.

“Fine Times At Fletcher's House” by Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans Due Tuesday

Fine Times at Fletcher's HouseThe new CD release "Fine Times At Fletcher's House: Fiddle and Banjo Music from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee," with legendary Chattanooga, Tennessee fiddler Fletcher Bright and banjo artist, historian and educator Bill Evans. Fletcher and Bill recorded sixteen just fiddle and banjo tracks in December 2012, featuring both well-known and obscure numbers from bluegrass and old-time fiddling traditions.

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