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    I didn’t realize Charlie Daniels played more instruments than the fiddle, but apparently he also played mandolin, guitar and banjo. Thanks for some great music over the years and RIP.

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    Sad loss of a talented musician.

    I remember watching the documentary on Bill Monroe that aired on PBS. Daniels mentioned that he knew he couldn’t compete against Bill’s talent on the mandolin, and that was a big reason why he went with the fiddle.

    So thankful that there are a number of younger players that are picking up the fiddle and proving themselves to be quite talented and capable.
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    RIP Charlie, thank you for your music. I saw him several times, he was a hard working musician and put on a great show.
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    Saw him in the late 80's at the NY State Fair, he didn't play much fiddle. mostly electric guitar, but it was good, growing up in my house rarely a day passed without one of my brothers playing a Charlie Daniel's record - "Barefoot Jerry and the C.D.B!".
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    RIP Mr. Daniels. Thank you for the tunes! If you can find a way let us know if the Devil is able to keep up with you!

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    I saw CDB at Hoch Auditorium in Lawrence, Kansas in December 1978 with the Billy Spears Band opening for Charlie. From what I remember, it was a great show :-) CDB gave it their all and it was a really wild night at the Hoch.

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    Thanks Charlie , of course your name will always be connected to those of Lynyrd Skynyrd the greatest rock group with a a country vocalist lent to rock the great late Ronnie van zant

    Ciao

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    saw him at Westbury music fair, great show. thanks for the memories Charlie.

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    Before he was famous, he was already a "famous" Nashville studio cat -- played on several Dylan records, FWIW.

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    Odd little story, only tangentially involving Charlie Daniels: maybe 10-15 years ago, my partner Bonnie and I were booked to play at the Buckwheat Festival in Penn Yan NY (named because that's where settlers coming north from Pennsylvania encountered Yankees moving west from New England). Charlie Daniels Band was the headline act, and we thought maybe we were sorta kinda opening for him. We showed up at the fairgrounds and walked into the main tent, maybe 1K chairs in the audience and a humungous sound and lighting system. "Oh boy, it's the Big Time -- where do we set up?"

    "Sorry, kids, you're playing over there" -- pointing to a flatbed trailer next to a nearby tent, a dozen hay bales for the audience, two mics but only one stand (we stuck the second mic to a guitar stand with masking tape, and I bent way down to sing into it).

    And that, children, is how I didn't open for Charlie Daniels.
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    RIP - Quite a talent. We've lost quite a few great talents recently.....

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    He also played bass. And sang. Definitely a multi instrumentalist.

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