Stamper, Art


  • From Hindman, Kentucky.
  • One of bluegrass music’s pioneering fiddle players.
  • As a teen, he began professional career working with Jim and Jesse and The Sauceman Brothers.
  • Early 1950’s, worked with the Stanley Brothers and recorded some of their classic songs.
  • 1956, worked with Red Allen and the Osborne Brothers.
  • Late fifties, quit music to become a hairdresser in Louisville, KY. Re-emerged in early 80’s to work with the Goins Brothers.
  • 1982, recorded an album titled Lost Fiddler (County) after the nickname he picked up after returning to music.
  • 2000, released Goodbye Girls I’m Going to Boston album (County).
  • 2004, recieved the Distinguished Achievement Award from the IBMA.
  • 2004, released Wake Up Darlin Corey album (County).
  • Died January, 2005 of throat cancer.