Instruments: Fiddle
Date of Birth: 1934
Place of Birth: Fayette County, Alabama

Jim Brock was born in an area with a rich fiddling tradition. From his father and uncles he learned regional old-time fiddle tunes including those of master fiddler Charlie Stripling. At age 17 he became a professional fiddler, playing live radio performances in Birmingham. He performed for ten years with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys, then with Jim and Jesse on the Grand Old Opry. He has toured with Bill Monroe and Charlie Louvin, and has fiddled on scores of bluegrass and country albums, including a solo fiddle album, Sawdust from the Bow of Jim Brock.

After 20 years on the road, he tired of traveling and settled down with his family in Pickens County near the Tombigbee River. He now enjoys playing on weekends at a Mississippi state line honkytonk, where he plays country, and country rock, and a few old-time fiddle tunes each set.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

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