Diggin’: Benton Flippen’s “Fortune”
inDiggin'on June 11, 2015
Last week Aaron, Tim, Denise and I traveled up to the Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention. I remember first meeting Tim years ago at Mt. Airy, the same Fiddlers Convention that Benton Flippen would always attend. This classic old-time fiddle tune can be heard at numerous camp sites at any given moment while walking around the Convention. “Fortune” is exemplary as a song in the Old-Time genre and Benton’s version sets the bar for great Old-Time music. Benton, who passed away in 2011, attended the Convention every year and would never hesitate to play with any musician, young or old.