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Bob Holt gives private lesson at Hammond Mill Camp
Bob Holt gives private lesson at Hammond Mill Camp, June 1999. Photo: Liz Amos & Kathy Casper

Bob Holt: Fiddler from the Missouri Ozarks

Bob Holt regularly performs at three monthly dances and one weekly jam session within a seventy-mile radius of Springfield, Missouri. He began playing the fiddle at local events in southern Missouri about fifty years ago. The project documents Holt's fiddling techniques and tune styles; his performances, informal music sessions, and teaching; the dance events and styles; and reminiscences of the music of his childhood. It includes video clips, an audio cassette of fiddle tunes performed by Holt, 12 photographs, and text including a brief biography and a 28-page interview with Holt.

Originally submitted by: Christopher S. Bond, Senator.

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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