Bob Holt (fiddler)
|Born||November 25, 1930|
|Died||March 19, 2004 (aged 73)|
Bob Holt was an American fiddler, playing old-time and for square dances. He was known for his lightning-fast, energetic style of playing. He played his signature song "Ninth of January" at as much as 144 beats per minute while playing for dances. He was born on November 25, 1930 in Ava, Douglas County, Missouri. He died March 19, 2004 in Ava.
Holt was a recipient of a 1999 National Heritage Fellowship in the amount of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the United States' highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
- Rabbit in the Pea Patch (cassette tape)
- The Way I Heard It (cassette tape)
- Got a Little Home to Go To  Rounder, 1998 CD 0432
He appears on:
- Jump Fingers, a tape by the Childgrove Country Dancers.
- Face the Creek, a CD produced by the Childgrove Country Dancers.
- Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks: Volume I: Along the Eastern Crescent, Rounder, 1999 (CDROUN0435 / 018964443528)
- North American Traditions: The Art of Traditional Fiddle  Rounder, 1999
- Marshall, Howard Wight (2017). "Lonnie Robertson". Fiddler's Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-8262-2121-6. OCLC 2017933621.
- Govenar, Alan (2001). "Bob Holt: Anglo-American Ozark Fiddler". Masters of Traditional Arts: A Biographical Dictionary. vol. 1 (A-J). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. pp. 277–278. ISBN 1576072401. OCLC 47644303.
- "Ozarks Fiddler Honored with Heritage Fellowship". www.morninmail.com. Heritage Publishing. 1999. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
- "NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1999". www.arts.gov. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
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