Uncle Bunt Stephens – “Louisberg Blues” (mp3)

Uncle Bunt Stephens – Louisburg Blues

One of the most amazing fiddlers of his era, Uncle Bunt Stephens won contests galore during the ’20s and later appeared on the Grand Ole Opry as the “World Champion Fiddler.” Born John L. Stephens in Bedford, Tennessee in 1879, he was orphaned early in life and raised in nearby Flatcreek. Stephens had played harmonica for several years before he bought his first fiddle from a hobo at the age of eleven. He began playing dances soon after, and became one of the most popular fiddlers in the state. In 1926, he entered a fiddling contest sponsored by Henry Ford, and soon progressed to the national finals in Detroit. He won a thousand bucks and a new car from Henry Ford himself! This Mp3 is definitely a treasure from the past.