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Armstrong, Howard (1909 - 2003), fiddler, mandolinist

Richard Blaustein

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Dayton, TN, 4 March 1909; d Boston, MA, 30 July 2003). American fiddler and mandolinist. Armstrong was born in Dayton, the county seat of Rhea County in East Tennessee and raised in Lafollette in Campbell County. He was a multi-faceted instrumentalist who was not only a great fiddler and mandolinist, but also played 20 other instruments, spoke seven languages, and was a talented, imaginative painter. When Armstrong was

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