One morning in May
When we first moved to Seguin, I stopped in a local Dairy Queen to get a snack and heard some delightful fiddle music. Looking toward the back of the restaurant, I saw about four or five older men (older than me – which means they were old) – just fiddling away. The music was beautiful and those guys COULD play! A cheery moment in a busy day and the memory brings a smile to my face.
Melvin Wine (1909-2003) was an old-time fiddler from West Virginia.
Wine has been honored nationally for his musical skills and his leadership role in an American musical tradition. A farmer, a coal miner, a father of ten children, and a deeply religious man, he has played music from the hard lessons of his own experience and shaped a musical tradition even while passing it to others. – [The Hur Herald]