Fiddler’s convention: ‘If you can’t laugh, don’t come’

In 1908, Canton hosted an “olde tyme” fiddler’s convention, inviting fiddlers and banjo players from around the area to show up over a weekend. As noted in this ad in the June 12, 1908 edition of the Cherokee Advance: “If you can’t laugh don’t come,” the music will “make you wish you had a hundred ears” and “All music will be old-time, no up-to-date music will be allowed.”

1908 fiddler's convention

Posted in 1900-1909, Daily life, Newspaper

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