Personalities | Curly Fox & Texas Ruby | Early Years of Hillbilly | Country
(Vocal/instrumental duo, 1940s–50s)
The hard-driving, bluesy fiddling of Tennessee-born Curly Fox (1910–95) had been heard on radio, and on records by The Shelton Brothers, but his career took an upswing around 1936 when he teamed with Texan singer-guitarist Ruby Owens (1909–63), whom he subsequently married. Over 25 years they had spells on the Grand Ole Opry and WLW’s Boone County Jamboree, as well as on television in Houston. Fox’s recordings of tunes like ‘Black Mountain Rag’ were influential among other fiddlers.
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