The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67166 Message #1120700
Posted By: Arnie Naiman
21-Feb-04 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Rick Fielding's influence
Subject: RE: Rick Fielding's influence
Talking about the pursuit of music - Rick visited my place a few years back and was going through my record collection and came across a recording of Tenessee fiddler Ralph Blizzard. Rick had never heard of him , and I immediately said you gotta hear him, and we played a few cuts off the record. I knew He'd like him because his playing is similar to Arthur Smith's - real bluesy and raggy. He plays fiddle like Rick plays guitar. Rick knew He discovered something good. A short time later Rick called Ralph Blizzard up on the phone, and then went down to visit and play music with him in Tenessee. I was certainly impressed.