Gid Tanner Fiddle


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Scope and Content Note: 1 fiddle
Biographical Note: "Gid Tanner was one of the most widely recognized names among country music enthusiasts of the 1920s and 1930s. The group that he headed, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, was one of the most influential string bands that recorded during the formative years of the country music industry. The innovative approach, craftsmanship, and professionalism of this widely imitated ensemble was due in large part to the talents of such competent band members as Clayton McMichen on fiddle and Riley Puckett on guitar." [source: New Georgia Encyclopedia]
Extent: 1 fiddle
Provenance: Donated by Russ and Sandra Tanner
Cite Collection As: Gid Tanner Fiddle, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries

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