A new release from one of today’s master old-time fiddlers. “Rugged Shirt” features 22 fiddle tunes – some rarities and some classics – played by one West Virginia’s contemporary fiddle masters, Bobby Taylor. Bobby is ably backed up by Jeff Miller’s masterful banjo playing and the solid guitar playing of Jim Nelson. Bobby is widely known as a contest fiddler and judge, and may be best known as organizer of the contests at the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop, WV. On this CD, the feel is more laid back, the focus more on the old-time aspects of his playing and repertoire. Throughout, Bobby pays tribute to some of his major influences – among them Clark Kessinger, Doc Roberts, Mike Humphreys, and Sam Jarvis – while putting his own highly individual stamp on the tunes.

Vigortone 2009

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