Born in 1864 in Grayson County, Virginia, Emmett heard music at "dances, log rollings, pumpkin peelings and other excuses for having a little fiddle music." I find it highly valuable to know that his mentor , Greenberry Leonard was born in the early 1800's, and so Lundy learned archaic music from an elderly man said to be the best there was. His recordings of the 1920's through the 40's are a rare window into a unique and pleasing style. You can read more here about his life and listen to the original Library of Congress recordings on the Slippery Hill site. Following are some of my clawhammer versions of Emmett Lundy's fiddle tunes. Tabs are posted on this site.