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Benny Martin

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Benny Martin

Benny Martin has been played on NTS shows including guests, with Yes, It's True first played on 1 September 2019.

Pioneering bluegrass fiddler from Tennessee who introduced the 8-string fiddle.

Born in Sparta, Tennessee, his father and two of his sisters played music professionally. From childhood, he learned the fiddle taught to him by Carl Alverson, Sr., of Sparta and ukulele, as well as the guitar and in his early teens left home to go to Nashville to pursue a full-time career as a country musician.

Martin was working at radio station WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee in 1948 when he was asked to replace Bill Monroe's fiddler…

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I'm Right And Your Wrong
Benny Martin
Mercury Wing1964
I'm Right And Your Wrong
Benny MartinMercury Wing1964
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Yes, It's True
Benny Martin
Mercury1955
Yes, It's True
Benny MartinMercury1955
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