Chubby Wise

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by Chubby Wise


Robert Russell Wise, 2 October 1915, Lake City, Florida, USA, d. 6 January 1996, Washington, DC, USA. His father was an old-time fiddler but Robert first played banjo and guitar, before changing to fiddle at the age of 12, greatly influenced by Curly Fox and Clayton McMichen. In 1936, Wise drove taxis in Jacksonville and played fiddle in bars in his spare time, but in 1938, he became a full-time musician. After playing for a time with the Jubilee Hillbillies, he joined Bill Monroe on the Grand... Read more