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]


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