Harry Bolick Live at Elderly Instruments | Friday October 25th, 7pm


Harry Bolick performs on fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar and sings. He will be sharing many tunes and songs unheard since they were collected in manuscript form in Mississippi in the 1930s, along with engaging stories of the history of their collection and sources.

Born in Mississippi, now living in New York, Harry Bolick has focused on, performed, recorded, and taught the classic fiddle tunes from Mississippi.  The University Press of Mississippi has published his book, co-authored by Stephen T. Austin, "Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s." The book publishes for the first time, 180 fiddle tunes collected in 1936 by WPA field workers in Mississippi along with our transcriptions of 140 more tunes that were recorded on the subsequent 1939 WPA/Library of Congress field trip. In support of the book, Document Records has issued a 3 cd set of the compete 1939 Mississippi fiddle and banjo field-recordings.

Harry has recorded two CDs that feature tunes from his first book and from his research for the upcoming one. Tunes from the Book, and Mississippi Travelers. The latest project “The Completely Lost Mississippi Fiddle Tunes” double CD set showcases 49 newly composed tunes matched to 1930s era titles where the actual tunes were lost. 

More information at mississippifiddle.com.

Harry Bolick performs on fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar and sings.