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Fred Beavers: La. Folklife treasure

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Local man enjoys fiddling
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Top Left Photo: Fred Beavers performs at the 2011 State Fiddle Championship. Top Right Photo: Jimmy Newsom and Beavers were photographed at the 2010 Louisiana Chicken Festival at the DogTrot Jam session. Bottom Left Photo: Steve Canon and Ben Robinson are pictured playing alongside Beavers as he wins the 2003 State Fiddle Championship. Bottom Right Photo: In 1985, Beavers was a member of the Grey Eagles Band. Pictured above are Les Tucker, Greg Edwards, Beavers and Leslie Raborn.

At the young age of 80 years old there is one thing that still holds true for Ruston resident Fred Beavers — fiddling.

Learning to play at the age of 13 from his father, grandfathers and great uncles, Fred picked up a hobby that would fall to the wayside at times and yet still come back into his life.
Originally from Homer, Fred said by the time he was 17 he thought he was “really good stuff.”

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