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.
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.