Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions: Centennial Celebration
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions, Georgia State University presented an event that highlights the significance of the conventions and their importance in the development of country music. The event included guest speakers, an educational workshop, music performances, and a demonstration of an old-time fiddling contest.
Guest speakers included Wayne Daniel author of Pickin’ on Peachtree, A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia; Kevin Fontenot coeditor of the forthcoming North of the Ohio: Northern Fiddlers and Stringbands of the 1920s; and Steve Goodson author of Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930. There was also an educational workshop led by James Akenson from Tennessee Tech University, and music performances by the Georgia Crackers and the Skillet Lickers.
April 6, 2013
Georgia State University
Mr. Kevin S. Fleming
Dr. Wayne W. Daniel
More information about early country music in Georgia can be found at Georgia State University Library's Popular Music and Culture Collection.