Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 8 August 1917

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Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 8 August 1917

Postby dbennett » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:32 am

Roscoe Edwin Russell (1917-1993) was born. He was married to Ruth Melton (1917-1980) and was a noted maker and player of Galax-style dulcimers. At the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention dulcimer contest in 1974 Roscoe won fourth place while his daughter, Bonnie, took first and Raymond Melton won second place. In 1976 Roscoe won first place, playing Sugar Hill. Roscoe served in the U.S. Navy.
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