Diggin’: Benton Flippen – Cumberland Gap

inTheir Musicon June 21, 2017

With summer in full swing it’s tough not to think about our old friend Benton Flippen from Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Ask anyone that’s into old-time music about some the fore fathers of old fiddle music and Benton’s name will surely come up. His style and this tune, Cumberland Gap, are emblematic of true old-time music. Although Benton passed in 2011 his legacy lives on at fiddler’s conventions across the US.

 

— Corn Lewis

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