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Benny Martin Artist Profile

Benny Martin Biography

Benny Edward Martin (May 8, 1928 - March 13, 2001), was an American bluegrass fiddler who invented the 8-string fiddle. Born in Sparta, Tennessee, his father and two of his sisters played music professionally. From childhood, he began learning the fiddle and ukulele, as well as the guitar and in his early teens left home to go to Nashville to pursue a full-time career as a country musician....

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