Mark Crabtree
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Member Since: October 3, 2007
Last Visit:October 6, 2009
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Mark Crabtree

I'm a professional photographer and amateur musician.

The archaic style of fiddle playing that used to be heard in remote parts of West Virginia got a hold on me nearly 20 years ago and I've been listening, learning, and playing ever since. Clay County W.Va. old time fiddle player Wilson Douglas was my main mentor.

The picture on this page is one I took of Smith Hammons holding a portrait of his father, famed fiddler player Edden Hammons. Google Edden Hammons or the Hammons Family for info on the Library of Congress and WVU recordings of this amazing family of musicians.