Set yourself down and
listen for a spell
If you love old-time fiddle and mountain music, you're in for a treat.
Art Stamper played and taught the Appalachian fiddle style he learned
from his father, Hiram,
and that Hiram learned from old-time fiddlers who learned their tunes
Art also played bluegrass fiddle with some of the greatest
names in bluegrass, like Ralph and Carter Stanley, Bill Monroe, Larry
Sparks, the Goins Brothers, Jim and Jesse.
Whether playing Appalachian fiddle or bluegrass fiddle, Art was a
musical marvel. There are many great fiddlers, but only one Art Stamper.
Listen for yourself and see.
This site has a collection of biographical information, a photo album,
a partial discography of Art's bluegrass fiddle and old-time fiddle
You'll also find Art's CDs, including
some fine fiddle MP3 samples you can listen to while you are ordering
If you have any stories you'd like to share or if you would like to
see what others are saying about this man who contributed so much to
bluegrass fiddle and Appalachian fiddle music, head over to our Guest
Art's son Blake is also a great musical talent and is pushing country
back toward's it's honky-tonk roots with his own "hickabilly"
music. Learn about Blake at www.blakestamper.com.
If you'd like to share longer stories or photos, please contact Webmaster
Art Stamper Fiddle
Morehead Old Time Fiddler's Convention
July 27-28, 2012
will be a great time to rosin up that bow for some good foot stomping
action as Morehead Old Time Music Association presents its 7th
annual “Morehead Old Time Fiddle Festival”
The event will be held at the 70-plus acre Daniel Boone Jaycee’s Farm
just east of Morehead.
The first day features the Art Stamper Fiddle Contest
to honor the legacy of the late Kentucky fiddler. The Knott County
native is a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and performed
with the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, among
was fortunate enough to be passing through town on one of the
days these guys were in the studio. I enjoyed just sitting
on the floor, closing my eyes and listening."
-Vince Gill, August 2004
Stamper recipient of IBMA's prestigious
Distinguished Achievement Award The International Bluegrass
Music Association chose Art Stamper to be among those receiving the 2004
Distinguished Achievement Award. (See
.)The award was presented October 7, 2004, in
Louisville, Ky., as part of the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention