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Lester McCumbers

Posted by Don Borchelt on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"It ain't the idea of doing to suit somebody... never was my idea.  It is just to play the way I wanted to play and the way it comes natural.  The little bit I play comes natural for me, you know, and if I hear somebody play a tune, why, I pick the fiddle up if I want to learn that tune. I don't try to play it like he did.  I try to play it the way I play it... You can hunt this country over and you won't find nary two fellers that plays the same tune exactly alike."

- fiddler Lester McCumbers, quoted in Music in the Air Somewhere by Erynn Marshall

3 comments on “Lester McCumbers”

Ks_5-picker Says:
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @3:28:42 AM

That's what I like about the banjo lounge,you can hear the same tuned played so many different ways,or.....in your case,I can hear tunes I've never heard anybody else play.

FretlessinTexas Says:
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @9:39:23 AM

I try to play it the way I play it... Now that's wise advice.

jimh269b Says:
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @4:39:18 PM

and don very well put its the truth

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