ART STAMPER

  1933 - 2005

      This Eastern Kentucky fiddler from Knott County learned first from his father, Hiram Stamper (b. 1890's) and after fiddling for several types of bands came back to the old-time fiddling of his father.  Iconic banjoist John Herrmann "discovered" Art and encouraged him to share the old tunes of Hiram.  Art's fiddling style is called "archaic" and is full of drones and double-stops.  His music makes great dance tunes and are delightful toe-tappers. Some have been featured in Banjo Hangout's weekly feature, the old-time Tune of the Week.

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