Saturday, November 23, 2013


     Post received from Jubilee Community Arts

"We are mourning the loss of old-time fiddler Charlie Acuff, who passed away today (November 22, 2013) at Asbury Place in Maryville, TN. Charlie came from a Union County (TN) family well known for fiddle music and fiddle making. He learned from his grandfather and began performing publicly in the '30s with his brother Gale, playing regularly on WROL radio in Knoxville, TN.

"Charlie retired from Alcoa Aluminum in 1982 and was able to devote more time to playing and teaching his music. He performed often at the Laurel Theater and was a favorite at the annual Jubilee Festival; he also performed at national festivals such as the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. In 2005 he received the Tennessee Governor's Heritage award. Charlie's playing will be featured this Sunday evening (November 24, 2013) on our Live at Laurel radio show on WDVX."

Here are two links of interest to Charlie Acuff's many fans.

Knoxville News-Sentinel:  Additionally, Clyde Davenport and others are covered in the item called "Songs of Appalachia: Musical Profiles from the Region".

Details of services for Charlie Acuff can be found at the following link:

Pick a tune for Charlie Acuff and the many others who are now in that Angel Band.

The question has naturally arisen: How are Charlie Acuff and Roy Acuff related? They are second cousins, according to Charlie Acuff. Google defines 'second cousin' as 'a child of a first cousin of one's parent'.


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