world's best fiddler

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  1. Captain Midnite

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    Bobby Hicks is great, I've seen him play many times with Skaggs. My favorite fiddler is the late great Vassar Clements (RIP).
     
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    Mark O'Connor does it all....tremendous guitar player also

    Joe Spivey has the best intonation I've ever heard live from a fiddle player
     
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    +1 for Mark O'Connor. I still kick myself for missing him when he came through my hometown.
     
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    Mark O'Connor.A great old friend from long ago.Loved playing with him.
    Killer mandolin player as well.
     
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    Darol Anger (and of course vassar clemens and stephan grapelli),
     
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    I think Nigel Kennedy would take some beating in the fiddlers category.
     
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    Charlie Daniels is no slouch

    Honestly, I don't know how to judge the best fiddler. Is it the guy who can say more with one note than all those shred fiddlers?
     
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    Gabe Witcher is no slouch either .
     
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    Jerry Goodman and Allen Sloan aren't too shabby either.
     
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    Being a fiddle player myself, I'm a huge fan of all these guys. Don't forget to check out Aubrey Haynie, Luke Bulla, and Stuart Duncan.
     
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    Stuart Duncan is one of the most amazing musicians I have ever had the pleasure of seeing live...twice!
     
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    Another nod for Mark. Saw him with The Dixie Dregs in the early 80s and I thought my head was going to explode.
     
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    Kenny Baker! Michael Cleveland!
     
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    He'll be playing in Nashville this Friday night with JACK PEARSON.

    ...I'll be bringing an extra pair of pants.
     

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