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"A welcome addition to the impressive shelf of books and recordings that document Missouri's rich and complex traditions of old-time fiddle music. . . It shapes the story and music of Hal Sappingon based on interviews and in the context of commentary by those who wish to help his music and story enrich the lives of others." Howard Wight Marshall, Old Time Herald

Another review (also by Howard Wight Marshall) is available in Missouri Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 36.3-4, Fall 2012 (online).

"In an interview format, Missouri fiddler Hal Sappington describes his playing style and explains the influences that have shaped his music.  The authors place Sappington's story within the broader tradition of Missouri fiddling." Missouri Historical Review, Vol. 107.3, April 2013

Co-authored with Kristine Lowe-Martin . Published 2012 by Johnson County Historical Society, Warrensburg, MO 64093  (www.jocomohistory.org) 660-747-6480

Includes history, anecdotes, interview, photos, and an 81 minute DVD with 56 fiddle tunes performed by Hal Sappington and accompanist Herb Best (closely and unobtrusively videotaped), sources, and keys. 122 pages

RoseMarie Kinder

R. M. Kinder

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Johnson County (Missouri)

Historical Society