The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63861 Message #1040819
Posted By: Nancy King
24-Oct-03 - 12:33 AM
Thread Name: Musical U.S. Presidents
Subject: RE: Musical U.S. Presidents
Senator Byrd does/did indeed play fiddle. He was really good, too. I'm pretty sure there's a record album out there somewhere, and I'd sure love to have it. At one point we tried to get him to come and play at the Washington Folk Festival (the point of which is that all the performers live in the Washington area), but it never happened. Apparently he gave up playing publicly when his son, who played with him, died.
Not a President, but definitely an influential politician!