Sunday, February 10, 2013

Steve Herring - The Fiddler

Steve Herring was the fiddler on the David and Mary Leggett plantation in Franklin County, Mississippi. He was a house slave who played at various parties up and down the Homochitto River. He was the entertainment when the Leggett family had visitors. It was said that when Steve played, it was hard to distinguished who enjoyed the music the most, Steve or the listeners. I like to think that among the tunes he played, maybe one sounded like this, played by Joe Thompson and Bob Carlin.

Herring Plantation House

3 comments:

  1. I wonder how Steve learned to fiddle.

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  2. I wonder the same thing and if any of his descendants have musical gifts.

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