Bobby Hicks

Date: 1994 March 25
Length: 68 min.
Call Number: OHC357

Biography

Fiddle player. Born 1933. Fiddle style marked by his use of double and triple stops. Member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, 1950s. Played on several of Monroe’s most popular instrumental recordings, including “Wheel Hoss,” “Roanoke,” and “Cheyenne.” Original member of Ricky Skaggs’s band, Kentucky Thunder.

Interview Summary

1994 March 25
(1 hour, 8 minutes)
Fiddle player Bobby Hicks talks about his work with Bill Monroe. Discussion includes the development of his interest in fiddle playing; influential fiddle players; his start with Bill Monroe; description of a typical stage show with Bill Monroe; memories of early recording sessions; Bill Monroe’s performance style; fiddler Kenny Baker’s style; and his later recording sessions with Bill Monroe.