May 14, 2015

Farewell to the estimable Johnny Gimble

His name’s Johnny Gimble, and now he’s a symbol for his fabulous fiddling skills, 
He can play ‘Darling Nelly’ like Stéphane Grappelli, and tunes that are old as the hills, 
He can play that ‘Orange Blossom’ so the people would toss ‘em dimes, quarters and some dollar bills, 
He played shows and dances from Texas to Kansas with a fiddler by the name of Bob Wills.
- Garrison Keillor

"Take me back to Tulsa" with George Jones is here.

New York Times obit is here.


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