Fingerless Fiddler

Ala

Fledgling Freddie
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From the liner notes:
If you have never met Roy or listened to him play his fiddle you have certainly missed out on a real treat. He is amazing. As you may not know, he lost his fingers when a dynamite cap exploded in his hand, destroying his fingers and doing great bodily damage. This did not destroy his desire and determination to play the fiddle.
--Roy Acuff
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Genius or madman?
 

Loxleyhood

Fledgling Freddie
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As long as you can grip the bow the loss of a few fingers wouldn't make much of a difference.
 

Chilly

Balls of steel
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if u notice, u blind moose, the fingers are from the hand that does the hard(er) work. Have you ever PLAYED a 2-hand string instrument? its hard enough as it is with all 8 and thumbs
 

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