I watched this movie today about women in the Ozarks carrying on the old-time music traditions. Very good. I enjoyed seeing Vesta Johnson and many other women talking about their experiences with the fiddle. Some played as children and came back to it later in life. Others were around music as children, but didn’t learn to play until after their children were grown. One woman makes her own fiddles. I know so many contemporary women fiddlers; it’s important to remember that playing the fiddle was once considered not suitable for ladies. I’m glad that has changed and I’m glad that these women are still around to teach us.

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