Big Muddy Folk Festival


Ray Abshire Trio
Cathy Barton & Dave Para
and Bob Dyer

Byron Berline & Barry Patton
Peter & Lou Berryman
Ralph Duren
Leela & Ellie Grace
Polka Don Lipovac
Katy Moffat
Bill Spence & George Wilson
Matt Watroba

Missouri Folk Arts Program





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Big Muddy Folk Festival
Boonville, Missouri
April 5—6, 2002

Byron Berline & Barry Patton

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A three-time national fiddle champion, Byron Berline is huge player in the world of bluegrass. A native of Oklahoma, Byron spent 26 years operating in the Los Angeles scene as a prominent session and sound-track musician. His "track-list" includes recording with The Band, the Eagles, The Rolling Stones and Tammy Wynette. He has been the fiddler for Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, Doug Dillard, the Country Gazette and California. A few years ago he moved back to Oklahoma and opened the Double Stop Fiddle Shop in historic Guthrie. Most recently, he has been teaming up with his nephew Barry Patton, an excellent bones player and have recreated in their own style a sound they knew from their grandfather, Lue Berline, who played with the bones player who gave Barry his first set of bones and taught him his first taps. This combination makes for a very entertaining duet, and is possible only because two of finest musicians are doing the work.