Film, Video Flatpick Guitar & Fiddle Music from Kanawha County, W.Va.

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Title
Flatpick Guitar & Fiddle Music from Kanawha County, W.Va.
Summary
Bobby Taylor, Robert Shafer and Robin Kessinger, three of the Kanawha Valley's best traditional musicians, have played together over many years at various musical events in the Valley and throughout West Virginia. They were heavily influenced by the musical talents of Clark Kessinger, a world renowned fiddler. Clark Kessinger recorded many tunes on the Brunswick label from 1928 to 1930, and later, five albums in the 1960s. Kessinger lived near where Robert, Robin and Bobby grew up in the Kanawha Valley, and Robin is his great nephew. This trio uses Clark's beautiful arrangements as a foundation for the music they play. Just like Clark Kessinger, who used every technique possible, they continue to explore new and exciting ways to play the great old tunes.
Event Date
August 16, 2012
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife
Running Time
1 hours 6 minutes 35 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
image
Original Format
film, video

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