The Man from Vermont: Charles Ross Taggart Old Country Fiddler

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In 1895, East Topsham's Charles Ross Taggart set his sights on becoming a traveling musical humorist. His uproarious ventriloquist and musical performances brought rave reviews in his Vermont community. He was soon thrust into the world of the lyceum and Chautauqua circuits, journeying far and wide across North America. His forty-three-year career spanned some of America's most exciting and most difficult times, and his folk performances--especially his beloved "Old Country Fiddler"--brought smiles to all who experienced them. He was also an innovator in the entertainment industry, recording his music and humor, as well as appearing in one of the first "talkie" films. Discover the remarkable story of "The Man from Vermont" who helped Americans forget their troubles when they needed it most with his mimicry, stories and fiddling.
ISBN: 9781626192119
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Images: 49
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Adam Boyce is a living historian and entertainer in Reading, Vermont. He is a member of the Topsham and Newbury Historical Societies, a former trustee of the Northeast Fiddlers' Association, a member of the Champlain Valley Fiddlers' Association, Vermont Humanities Council Speakers' Bureau and the Vermont Arts Council. He performs all over the northeast. Charles Ross Chamberlain, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, is Charles Ross Taggart's grandson.
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