Bobby Hicks Brings Bluegrass and Texas Swing to Fiddle Tunes in 2011


Bobby Hicks is the king of harmony bluegrass fiddling. He is one of a very small handful of fiddlers still alive and actively playing, who worked with the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe – you’ve heard Bobby’s fiddling on classic instrumentals like “Wheel Hoss,” “Big Mon,” “Roanoke”. These are tunes with two and sometimes three fiddles, playing in perfect harmony with plenty of grit and groove.

Bobby joined the Bluegrass Boys as a bass player at the age of 21, and switched over to fiddle after Gordon Terry was drafted. He played with Bill Monroe until early 1960, then went on to play with various country music stars including Mel Tillis and Porter Wagoner, then 21 years with Ricky Skaggs.

His honors include five Grammy awards, 3 gold records, 8 IBMA (Int’l Bluegrass Music Assn’) awards, etc. etc. After more than 50 years in the fiddle business, Bobby is still playing great and has also been actively teaching, so if you are interested in learning bluegrass/Texas swing fiddle with lots of double stops, he’s your man!