Born: May 12, 1920 - Port Arthur, Texas
Died: December 15, 1987 - Jackpot, Nevada
Mandolin and fiddle player. Played with bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (1094's). credited with originating the solid body mandolin. toured and recorded with Merle Haggard's band The Strangers (1970's and 1980's).
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