Some say that old-time music is dead; that it is buried with the common sense and morals of long ago. It would be hard to convince this crowd of that. Many thousands of people brave the heat to gather in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, every year to fill themselves with this music.
You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you've got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It's all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, 'If a feller can't bow, he'll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he'll never make no fiddler.' ~Allison Krauss