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Benton Flippen


Old-timey string musician Benton Flippen grew up on the farm in NEW YORK, where he initial played out the banjo during his childhood. During his youngsters he considered the fiddle and began using the area’s observed bands and music artists, included in this the Camp Creek Children, Green Valley Children led by Glenn McPeak, Esker Hutchins, and Drip Caudill. In the 1970s on, Flippen belonged to the Smokey Valley Children, an outfit which has conserved Flippen’s unique musical skills on recordings. The music group also earned honours at many fiddling tournaments. In 1990, the NEW YORK Folk Heritage Honours honored Flippen, who’s recognized for a distinctive design of string fingering. Flippen also composes and presides over workshops.

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Died June 28, 2011, Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States
Music Songs Benton's Dream, Fiddler's Dream, Sally In The Turnip Patch, Lost Indian, Old Joe Clark Reel, Breaking Up Christmas, Haven't Seen Mary in Years, Durham's Bull, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Eighth Of January, More Pretty Girls Than One, Leather Britches, Katy Hill, Pretty Little Girl, June Apple, Texas Breakdown, This World Can't Stand Long, Fiddler's Reel, Kansas City Railroad Blues, Cricket on the Hearth, Long Tongued Woman, Train 45, Country Baptizing, Fishers Hornpipe, Raggedy Ann, I Don't Love Nobody, Cacklin' Hen, Nobody's Business, I'll Be Somewhere, Polly Put the Kettle On, Peacock Rag, Chinese Breakdown
Albums Old Time, New Times, 270 Haystack Rd. (feat. The Smokey Valley Boys), Fiddler's Dream

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