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The Fiddler (1975)

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  •  Roy Maddox discusses fiddle making with his barber, Bob Magee 
  •  Maddox tells the story of how he met his wife in Cuero, Texas 
  •  Stringing and tuning the fiddle 
  •  Playing the finished instrument 
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Directed by Marshall Riggins, this short non-fiction film from 1975 captures East Texas fiddle maker Roy Maddox and his wife. Maddox discusses the craft of fiddle making and how he met his wife. After completing his hand-crafted instrument, he plays several songs. Riggins produced this film for a religious organization. The film became lost after the organization allegedly decided the content was crude rather than sacred, and destroyed all remaining prints.