Pretty Little Widder

from by Galax Bogtrotters



John Ashby (1915 - 1979) was one of the great fiddlers to come out of the state of Virginia. A tall quiet man in personality but his fiddle style was powerful and driving. Ashby came from the Free State – a 12 mile “rough” area near Warrenton, VA that wouldn’t pay taxes and for a time and even appointed a king (John Ashby’s uncle). Ashby came to Galax often to play in the Old Fiddlers Convention and won best all around performer in 1978. Fiddler, Benton Flippen (1920 – 2011) and he were mutual admirers.


from Old​-​Time Jubilations, released April 1, 2017
(Key A. EM fiddle – GDAE, EB fiddle – GDAE, banjo – aEAC#E, CJ – mandolin, EH – guitar, JD - bass).



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Erynn Marshall Galax, Virginia

Erynn Marshall is an old-time fiddler who resides in Galax, Virginia. She has played for over 30 years, performed and taught at many music camps & other venues in the US, Canada and England. She won 1st place in fiddle at "Clifftop"and was the first woman to do so. She has recorded 7 CDs including the 2017 release Old-Time Jubilations with the Galax Bogtrotters - a stringband from Galax, Virginia. ... more

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