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Perkins, Curry

Fiddler

Curry Perkins is an inductee into the Louisiana Folklife Center’s Hall of Master Folk Artists in 2008. From the time he was eight years old, Perkins begged for a fiddle so he could learn to play. This love of music must have come from his paternal great grandfather who was also a fiddle player.

Perkins received his fiddle when he was eleven years old and has been playing ever since. He plays a variety of music including bluegrass, country, swing, Celtic, Appalachian, gospel, Cajun, and even some blues. He has three times won the acclaim of the Louisiana State Fiddle Champion. He has taught fiddle lessons and presented workshops on fiddle music. Perkins’ love of music is an encouragement for his children also. His daughter plays the dulcimer.