Episode 12: Arvil Freeman

Episode 12: Arvil Freeman

Arts Across NC

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Arvil Freeman likes to say, "I can teach you to play, but how good you’ll be depends on you." He’s talking about fiddling. Arvil Freeman is one of western North Carolina’s most respected fiddlers and fiddle instructors, and he’ll receive the North Carolina Heritage Award on May 23 for his life-long devotion to the region’s traditional music. His long career is full of moments with bluegrass heavy-lifters, but he’s proudest of his work as a fiddle...
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Arvil Freeman likes to say, "I can teach you to play, but how good you’ll be depends on you." He’s talking about fiddling. Arvil Freeman is one of western North Carolina’s most respected fiddlers and fiddle instructors, and he’ll receive the North Carolina Heritage Award on May 23 for his life-long devotion to the region’s traditional music. His long career is full of moments with bluegrass heavy-lifters, but he’s proudest of his work as a fiddle...
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