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Posted By: GUEST,St. Louis City Cousin of Roy
25-Oct-12 - 04:34 AM
Thread Name: Roy Wooliver,Fiddler: Anyone Know Him?
Subject: RE: Roy Wooliver,Fiddler: Anyone Know Him?
Hello, the Roy Wooliver known as an 'early Ozark fiddler' is from Dent County, Missouri. His Mother was Melvina Wooliver (Wooliver was her Maiden name as well)& Father was Sanders Wooliver. Roy was a drifter pretty much & family history has it that he did not marry not have children. He is buried in the in the Barton Cemetery between the small towns of Bixby & Buick, Missouri. His friends from that area put up the money for his burial/headstone. What is sad it that there is now more interest in his life and style of fiddling since he past away than when he was alive; several fiddlers have attributed his style of playing of influencing their music as well. Anyone have any recordings of actual tunes played by Roy himself????