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Larry Franklin perpetuates his family fiddling legacy

Larry Franklin was brought up in a family of champion fiddle players in Texas, and quickly picked up the family trade - later becoming a World Champion Fiddler himself at just 16 years old. He later went on to win 2 Grammys during his years fiddling for with Asleep At The Wheel, and currently records and tours with the Country "Supergroup" The Time Jumpers.

Larry recently talked with Matt Meinke about everything from his upbringing in Whitewright, to his love of non-commercial media, and the fun he's having with Vince Gill and company in The Time Jumpers.

This interview originally aired during Notably Texan on October 30, 2014.

Listen to KETR weekdays from Noon-3pm for all the music of Texas, and in-depth interviews with the artists who make it happen, on Notably Texan.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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