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Texas Fiddler Johnny Gimble Dies At 88

Johnny Gimble was called one of the greatest fiddlers of all time. (Wikimedia Commons)
Johnny Gimble was called one of the greatest fiddlers of all time. (Wikimedia Commons)

American music has lost one of its lesser-known heroes. “Lesser known,” that is, unless you’re one of the many musicians who benefited from his services as the king of country fiddle.

Johnny Gimble died in his native Texas over the weekend at age 88, leaving a legacy that spans pop, jazz, country and Americana music. David Brown of public radio’s Texas Standard has more.

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