Legendary Western & Bluegrass Fiddler
There is not much you can say about Bobby Hicks that has not
said. Recent articles in
both Bluegrass Unlimited magazine and Bluegrass Now recently
highlight a brilliant career
in bluegrass and country
music. While he may not look that old, Bobby became a Blue Grass Boy in
1954. He left Bill Monroe in
1960 to go out on his own, spending some time in Las Vegas and Reno
with Porter Wagoner,
Judy Lynn, and with his own band, the Bobby Hicks Show.
In 1978, Bobby recorded his first solo album Texas
772) which showcased
both his bluegrass and Texas swing style fiddling. He was the first choice
for the multi-album project,
The Bluegrass Album Band, which included Todd Philips,
Lawson and J.D.
Crowe. In 1980 he was recruited by Ricky Skaggs to form what
nucleus of Skaggs’s
IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association)
awarded Bobby's Fiddle Patch album Instrumental Album of
Year, 1998, and Bobby is currently nominated for more honors.
Bobby Hicks' brilliant fiddle playing can be heard on George
"CHAMPAGNE SATURDAY (Alien Love)"
CD on Nashville's
[l-r Dale Potter, Bill Monroe, Bobby